Post Tagged with: "Curtis Mayfield"

I Heard The Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel from the Nashboro Label (1951-83)

The story of the Nashboro record label shines a light at the intersection of music, commerce and faith.

Desert Island Discs: Original Movie Soundtrack Edition

Make fun of the “Saturday Night Fever” all you want, but our group won’t be leaving for their doomed trek without this oft-dissed soundtrack.

One Track Mind: Curtis Mayfield, "Freddie's Dead" (1972)

As the 1960s turned into the 1970s, soul — like rock — got tougher and edgier.

Half Notes: William Parker Organ Quartet – Uncle Joe's Spirit House (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron Around the same time William Parker released the culmination of an epic Curtis Mayfield project that spanned live performances over seven years, Parker quietly released a decidedly more personal and discreet affair, Uncle Joe’s Spirit House. Dedicated to his 92-year-old uncle Joe and his wife of 65 years, Aunt Carrie, the music that Parker chose forRead More

William Parker – I Plan To Stay A Believer: The Inside Songs Of Curtis Mayfield (2010)

William Parker – I Plan To Stay A Believer: The Inside Songs Of Curtis Mayfield (2010)

by Pico When we last visited the music of the brilliant bassist and composer William Parker three years ago, he was putting his poetry to his music on Corn Meal Dance. Yesterday, he introduced a new album that again revolves around poetry but this time it’s based on the poetic music of Curtis Mayfield. I Plan To Stay A Believer:Read More

One Track Mind: Curtis Mayfield – "Freddie's Dead" (1972)

by S. Victor Aaron As the sixties turned into the seventies, soul, like rock, got tougher and edgier. In 1971 alone, Sly Stone’s There’s A Riot Goin’ On, Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On and Gil Scott-Heron‘s Pieces Of A Man raised the stakes in R&B that was serious, far-reaching and influential to several generations. Others like the Temptations, Donny Hathaway,Read More