A while back, I mentioned that I thought Curtis Mayfield an unsung musical genius. Turns out the man is plenty sung, not least by Kayne West, who sampled Mayfield’s excellent “Move On Up” in his less-excellent-though-still-good “Touch The Sky”:
Earlier I had posted one of Mayfield’s classics from his famous Superfly soundtrack, “Little Child Runnin’ Wild.” Here is a demo version, a little less ominous, featuring fewer chord changes and a brighter groove:
Curtis Mayfield – “Ghetto Child (Demo Version)” from Curtis reissue (org. 1970ish)
Finally, here’s a classic from the group that gave Curtis Mayfield his start, and for which he did some of his most beautiful writing:
The Impressions – “You Must Believe Me” from People Get Ready (1965)
Have a funkdafied weekend, y’all.
Posted by Glenn