Curtis Mayfield Rhythm and blues performer/songwriter credited with defining 1960's Chicago sound in hits like "It's All Right" and "Gypsy Woman." His style influenced other artists from pop to hip hop. Has been a quadriplegic ever since he was struck by lighting rig during outdoor concert in New York, 1990. Member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame whose 1968 hit "We're A Winner, " became a civil rights anthem. Two-time Grammy winner whose "Superfly" soundtrack sold more than 4 million copies. Little Children, Super Flying, Album Covers, Music, Rolls Stones, Curtis Mayfield, Curtismayfield, Movie, Freddie Dead
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Curtis Mayfield, 1973. "Add a little sugar/ Honey suckle and/ A great big expression of happiness"
▶ Curtis Mayfield - Live At Ronnie Scott's (1988) -"...Curtis Mayfield an American soul, R, and funk singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his anthemic music with The Impressions during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's and for composing the soundtrack to the blaxploitation film Super Fly, Mayfield is highly regarded as a pioneer of funk and of politically conscious African-American music. He was also a multi-instrumentalist ..."
Curtis Mayfield, soul, R&B, & funk singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and former member of the group, The Impressions. Known for writing/ producing the Super Fly soundtrack, he is regarded as a pioneer of funk and of politically conscious African-American music, and is one of the most celebrated figures of soul music & 20th century music. He has received both Grammy Legend & Grammy Lifetime Achievement awards, is a 2x Rock and Roll Hall of Famer & a 2x Grammy Hall of Famer.
"Mellow Yellow" is a song written and recorded by Scottish singer/songwriter Donovan. The song was rumored to be about smoking dried banana skins, which was believed to be a hallucinogenic drug in the 1960s. According to The Rolling Stone Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll, Donovan admitted later the song made reference to a vibrator; an "electrical banana" as mentioned in the lyrics.
Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 ~ Chicago, Illinois – December 26, 1999~ Roswell, Georgia) was an American soul, R&B, and funk singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Mayfield is regarded as a pioneer of funk and of politically conscious African-American music. Cause of Death: Diabetes mellitus
William Earl "Bootsy" Collins (born October 26, 1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) is an American funk bassist, singer, and songwriter. Rising to prominence with James Brown in the late 1960s, and with Parliament-Funkadelic in the '70s, Collins's driving bass guitar and humorous vocals established him as one of the leading names in funk. Collins is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.