Curtis Lee Mayfield was born on Wednesday, June 3, 1942, in Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Marion Washington and Kenneth Mayfield, one of five children.   Mayfield's father left the family when Curtis was five; his mother (and maternal grandmother) moved the family into several Chicago public housing projects before settling in Cabrini–Green during his teen years.
Curtis Lee Mayfield, né le 3 juin 1942 à Chicago et mort le 26 décembre 1999 à Roswell en Géorgie, est un chanteur, auteur et compositeur de soul, de funk, de rhythm and blues, notamment connu pour la bande originale du film de blaxploitation Superfly.
Curtis Mayfield (Chicago, 3 juni 1942 – Roswell, Georgia, 26 december 1999) was een Amerikaans soul- en funkzanger, -liedschrijver en -gitarist. Zijn muziek werd gekenmerkt door symfonische soul met een hoge tenorstem , en was van grote invloed op de Chicago soul en hiphop .
Curtis Mayfield was simply one of the true legends of soul music. Very few artists could capture his listeners with his faultless vocal executions & ground breaking productions. With every song he blessed a real message was perfectly delivered.
Curtis Mayfield - Move On UpOriginal extended LP version from the album "Curtis" produced in 1970.All rights reserved © Warner Bros. Records
http://curtismayfield.com/Singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer, born 3 June 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, died 26 December 1999 in Roswell, Georgia, ...
Curtis is the debut album by American soul musician Curtis Mayfield, released in September 1970. Produced by Mayfield, it was released on his own label Curtom Records . The musical styles of Curtis moved further away from the pop-soul sounds of Mayfield's previous group The Impressions and featured more of a funk and psychedelic -influenced sound.