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Curtis Mayfield

g, voc, 1942-1999 US, Chicago
Singer / Musician / Songwriter / Producer of R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Curtis Lee Mayfield

American singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer. Born: 3 June 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Died: 26 December 1999 in Roswell, Georgia, USA (aged 57). Co-founder of R&B vocal group The Impressions in the late 1950's. He left The Impressions in 1970 to embark on a solo career and founded his record label Curtom. Mayfield is truly one of the greats, a pioneer in funk and socially aware R&B. He received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995. Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 (Solo Performer) and previously (1991) as a member of The Impressions. Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000.

        
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
  • Keyboards
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
Move on Up on Move on Up by Curtis Mayfield
Move on Up - Extended Version on Curtis by Curtis Mayfield
Pusherman on Superfly: Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition by Curtis Mayfield
Superfly on Superfly by Curtis Mayfield
Here but I'm Gone on New World Order by Curtis Mayfield
The Makings of You on Curtis by Curtis Mayfield
Freddie's Dead on Superfly: Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition by Curtis Mayfield
So in Love on There's No Place Like America Today by Curtis Mayfield
(Don't Worry) If There Is a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go on Curtis by Curtis Mayfield
Tripping Out on Something to Believe In by Curtis Mayfield

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Keep On Keeping On: Curtis Mayfield Studio Albums 1970-1974Curtis Mayfield2019Album
Move On UpCurtis Mayfield2018Single
Only The Best of Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield2017Album
Coleção Folha Soul & Blues 8Curtis Mayfield2015Compil.
The Essential CollectionCurtis Mayfield2012Compil.
Original Album SeriesCurtis Mayfield2012Album
Curtis - Curtis/Live!Curtis Mayfield2012Compil.
Curtis / Curtis/Live!Curtis Mayfield2012Album
Summer HotCurtis Mayfield2012Compil.
PushermanCurtis Mayfield2011Compil.
Love Songs Vol. 1Curtis Mayfield2008Compil.
Movin' On Up: The Music And Message Of Curtis Mayfield And The ImpressionsCurtis Mayfield And The Impressions2008Single
Mastercuts LegendsBobby Womack / Marvin Gaye / Curtis Mayfield2008Compil.
Give Me Your LoveCurtis Mayfield2008Album
Love Songs Vol.2Curtis Mayfield2008Compil.
Love Songs Vol. 1Curtis Mayfield2008Compil.
Short Eyes And Do It All NightCurtis Mayfield2007Compil.
Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield2007Compil.
What Is (My Woman For) (Disco Edits v5.0)Curtis Mayfield / Lenny Williams2007Album
Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield2007Compil.
The Singles CollectionCurtis Mayfield2007Compil.
The Essential Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield2006Compil.
Soul LegendsCurtis Mayfield & The Impressions2006Compil.
The Definitive Soul CollectionCurtis Mayfield2006Compil.
Make Me Believe In You / Night PeoplePatti Jo / Curtis Mayfield / Allen Toussaint2006Album
Give, Get, Take and Have & Never Say You Can't SurviveCurtis Mayfield2006Compil.
Baby DollCurtis Mayfield2006Compil.
Superfly (Louie Vega Remixes)Curtis Mayfield2005Album
Mayfield: Remixed The Curtis Mayfield CollectionCurtis Mayfield2005Compil.
The Immortal Curtis Mayfield Superfly GuyCurtis Mayfield2005Compil.
Anthology 1965-1994Curtis Mayfield2005Album
Move On UpCurtis Mayfield2004Compil.
Live At Montreux 1987Curtis Mayfield2004Album
Hard TimesCurtis Mayfield2004Compil.
Love To The PeopleCurtis Mayfield2004Compil.
Move On Up-The Gold Of Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield2003Compil.
34 Funk EssentialsCurtis Mayfield2003Compil.
ClassicCurtis Mayfield & The Impressions2003Compil.
Superfly In The HagueCurtis Mayfield2003Album
SuperflyCurtis Mayfield2003Compil.
The Makings Of Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield2002Compil.
Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield2002Compil.
Keep On Keepin' OnCurtis Mayfield2002Album
Live At Ronnie Scott'sCurtis Mayfield2002Album
Soul MusicCurtis Mayfield2001Compil.
AstoundedBran Van 3000 Featuring Curtis Mayfield2001Album
Sweet Exorcist & Got To Find A WayCurtis Mayfield2001Compil.
In ConcertCurtis Mayfield2001Album
The Very Best OfCurtis Mayfield2001Compil.
Love SongsCurtis Mayfield2001Compil.
Got Soul 1960-1973Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Butler, The Impressions2001Compil.
Soul LegacyCurtis Mayfield2001Compil.
Beautiful Brother: The Essential Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield2000Compil.
Move On UpCurtis Mayfield2000Compil.
The Great Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield2000Compil.
The Best Of Curtis Mayfield & The ImpressionsCurtis Mayfield & The Impressions2000Compil.
Freddie's Dead And Other HitsCurtis Mayfield2000Compil.
The Best Of Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield1999Compil.
Curtis/Live! / Curtis In ChicagoCurtis Mayfield1999Compil.
Superfly (And More)Curtis Mayfield1999Compil.
There's No Place Like America Today / Give, Get, Take And HaveCurtis Mayfield1999Album
SuperflyCurtis Mayfield1999Compil.
Heartbeat / Something To Believe InCurtis Mayfield1999Album
Love's Sweet SensationCurtis Mayfield1999Compil.
Never Say You Can't Survive / Do It All NightCurtis Mayfield1999Album
Move On UpCurtis Mayfield1999Compil.
GospelCurtis Mayfield1999Compil.
We Come In Peace With A Message Of Love / Take It To The StreetsCurtis Mayfield1999Album
The Right Combination / RappingLinda Clifford / Curtis Mayfield1999Compil.
(Don’t Worry) If There’s A Hell Below Were All Going To Go/Move On UpCurtis Mayfield1999Single
The Best Of Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield1999Compil.
Superfly And Other HitsCurtis Mayfield1999Compil.
Move On Up (The Singles Anthology 1970-90)Curtis Mayfield1999Compil.
Greatest HitsCurtis Mayfield1999Compil.
Back To The World / LoveCurtis Mayfield1998Album
Curtis - The Very Best Of Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield1998Compil.
Roots / Sweet ExorcistCurtis Mayfield1998Album
Ultimate Best From The Curtom YearsCurtis Mayfield1998Compil.
Superfly / Short EyesCurtis Mayfield1998Album
Soul PrideCurtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, James Brown1998Album
Curtis / Got To Find A WayCurtis Mayfield1998Album
Love, Peace, UnderstandingCurtis Mayfield1997Compil.
Back To Living AgainCurtis Mayfield1997Single
The Ultimate Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield1997Compil.
The MastersCurtis Mayfield1997Compil.
The Best Of Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield1997Compil.
Let's Not ForgetCurtis Mayfield1997Single
The MastersCurtis Mayfield1997Compil.
People Get Ready (The Best Of The Impressions, 1961-1968)The Impressions Featuring Curtis Mayfield1997Compil.
Move On UpCurtis Mayfield1997Compil.
The Very Best Of Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield1997Compil.
Give It Up: The Best Of The Curtom Years 1970 - 77Curtis Mayfield1997Compil.
The Definitive CollectionCurtis Mayfield1996Compil.
New World OrderCurtis Mayfield1996Single
People Get Ready! The Curtis Mayfield StoryCurtis Mayfield1996Compil.
Just A Little Bit Of LoveCurtis Mayfield1996Single
People Get Ready: The Curtis Mayfield StoryCurtis Mayfield1996Compil.
No One Knows About A Good Thing (You Don't Have To Cry)Curtis Mayfield1996Single
New World OrderCurtis Mayfield1996Album
The Very Best Of Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield1996Compil.
Love Is The Place & Honesty (The Boardwalk Sessions)Curtis Mayfield1996Compil.
Move On UpCurtis Mayfield1995Compil.
Jazz & Blues Collection Vol. 26Curtis Mayfield1995Compil.
Diamond Star CollectionCurtis Mayfield1995Compil.
Small ClubCurtis Mayfield1995Album
Living LegendCurtis Mayfield1995Compil.
Special TrucksCurtis Mayfield1995Compil.
Curtis Mayfield's Chicago SoulCurtis Mayfield1995Compil.
The LegendCurtis Mayfield1995Compil.
The Best Of Curtis Mayfield 1976-1990 Dancing AwayCurtis Mayfield1995Compil.
Choice Of CoversCurtis Mayfield1995Compil.
Best Of Curtis Mayfield 1968-1975 : New Soul RebelsCurtis Mayfield1995Compil.
The Best 1970-1988Curtis Mayfield1995Compil.
The Best Of Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield1995Compil.
Live In ConcertCurtis Mayfield1995Compil.
Groovy CurtisCurtis Mayfield1994Compil.
Do Be Down / He's A Fly GuyCurtis Mayfield1994Album
Groove On UpCurtis Mayfield1994Compil.
Special Sampler Summer Of 1994 IssueCurtis Mayfield1994Album
Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield1994Compil.
Power For The PeopleCurtis Mayfield1994Compil.
Back To The WorldCurtis Mayfield1994Compil.
All The BestThe Impressions Featuring Curtis Mayfield1994Compil.
Tripping OutCurtis Mayfield1994Compil.
Let's Do It AgainRepercussions And Curtis Mayfield1994Single
Mellow CurtisCurtis Mayfield1994Compil.
Get Down To The Funky GrooveCurtis Mayfield1994Compil.
The Best Of Curtis Mayfield - Wild And FreeCurtis Mayfield1994Compil.
The Complete Vee-Jay RecordingsThe Impressions With Jerry Butler With Curtis Mayfield1993Compil.
Move On Up The Best Of Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield1993Compil.
Hard TimesCurtis Mayfield1993Compil.
Live At Ronnie Scott’sCurtis Mayfield1992Album
The Anthology 1961-1977Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions1992Compil.
A Man Like Curtis (The Best Of Curtis Mayfield)Curtis Mayfield1992Compil.
Take It To The StreetsCurtis Mayfield1990Album
HomelessCurtis Mayfield1990Album
Superfly 1990Curtis Mayfield & Ice-T1990Single
Do Be DownCurtis Mayfield1990Album
People Get ReadyCurtis Mayfield1990Album
Got To Be Real / On And OnCurtis Mayfield1990Single
Of All Time / Classic CollectionCurtis Mayfield1990Compil.
Dirty LaundryCurtis Mayfield1990Single
In Concert-486Curtis Mayfield1990Album
He's A FlyguyCurtis Mayfield With Fishbone1989Single
I Mo Git U SuckaCurtis Mayfield1989Album
Superfly / Freddie's DeadCurtis Mayfield1988Single
Live In EuropeCurtis Mayfield1988Album
(Celebrate) The Day After YouThe Blow Monkeys With Curtis Mayfield1987Album
We Come In Peace With A Message Of LoveCurtis Mayfield1985Album
We Come In Peace / Breakin' In The StreetsCurtis Mayfield1985Single
Baby It's YouCurtis Mayfield1985Album
Move On Up / This Is ItCurtis Mayfield / Melba Moore1983Single
HonestyCurtis Mayfield1982Album
Hey Baby (Give It All To Me) / Summer HotCurtis Mayfield1982Single
Dirty LaundryCurtis Mayfield1982Single
Love Is The PlaceCurtis Mayfield1981Album
Toot An' Toot An' TootCurtis Mayfield1981Single
She Don't Let Nobody (But Me)Curtis Mayfield1981Single
Love's Sweet SensationCurtis Mayfield & Linda Clifford1980Single
The Right CombinationLinda Clifford & Curtis Mayfield1980Album
Love Me, Love Me Now / It's AlrightCurtis Mayfield1980Single
It's AlrightCurtis Mayfield1980Single
Something To Believe InCurtis Mayfield1980Album
Tripping OutCurtis Mayfield1980Single
Between You Baby And MeCurtis Mayfield And Linda Clifford1979Single
HeartbeatCurtis Mayfield1979Album
You're So Good To Me BabyCurtis Mayfield1979Single
Tell Me, Tell Me (How Ya Like To Be Loved)Curtis Mayfield1979Album
This YearCurtis Mayfield1979Single
Do It All Night / Party, PartyCurtis Mayfield1978Single
You Are, You AreCurtis Mayfield1978Single
No Goodbyes / Party, PartyCurtis Mayfield1978Album
Keeps Me Loving YouCurtis Mayfield1978Single
Do It All NightCurtis Mayfield1978Album
No Goodbyes / You Are, You AreCurtis Mayfield1978Single
Show Me Love / Just Want To Be With YouCurtis Mayfield1977Single
Short Eyes - The Original Picture SoundtrackCurtis Mayfield1977Album
Show Me Love / All Night Long / I'm Gonna Win Your Love / SparkleCurtis Mayfield1977Single
Never Say You Can't SurviveCurtis Mayfield1977Album
Need Someone To Love / Do Do Wap Is Strong In Here (Edit)Curtis Mayfield1977Single
Give, Get, Take And HaveCurtis Mayfield1976Album
P.S. I Love You / Party NightCurtis Mayfield1976Single
You Are, You AreCurtis Mayfield1976Single
2 Originals Of Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield1976Compil.
The ABC CollectionCurtis Mayfield And The Impressions1976Compil.
The Vintage YearsThe Impressions Featuring Jerry Butler And Curtis Mayfield1976Compil.
(There's No Place Like) America TodayCurtis Mayfield1975Album
The Best Of Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield1975Compil.
So In Love / Hard TimesCurtis Mayfield1975Single
Love To The People / Only You BabeCurtis Mayfield1975Single
Move On Up / We've Got To Have PeaceCurtis Mayfield1975Single
Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield1974Compil.
Believe In Me (Creed En Mi)Curtis Mayfield Con The Impressions1974Compil.
Kung Fu / Right On For The DarknessCurtis Mayfield1974Single
Got To Find A WayCurtis Mayfield1974Album
Sweet ExorcistCurtis Mayfield1974Single
Sweet ExorcistCurtis Mayfield1974Album
Mother's Son / Love Me (Right In The Pocket)Curtis Mayfield1974Single
Curtis Mayfield’s StoryCurtis Mayfield1974Compil.
Kung FuCurtis Mayfield1974Single
The Best Of Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield1974Compil.
Future Shock / The Other Side Of TownCurtis Mayfield1973Single
If I Were Only A Child AgainCurtis Mayfield1973Single
The Best Of Curtis Mayfield With The ImpressionsCurtis Mayfield With The Impressions1973Compil.
Superfly / Junkie chaseCurtis Mayfield1973Single
Super FlyCurtis Mayfield1973Single
Jibaro (Pusherman) / La Muerte de Freddie (Freddie's Dead)Curtis Mayfield1973Single
Back To The WorldCurtis Mayfield1973Single
Can't Say Nothin' / Future SongCurtis Mayfield1973Single
Superfly / PushermanCurtis Mayfield1973Single
If I Were Only A Child Again / Good Bye My Love GoodCurtis Mayfield / Demis Roussos1973Single
Freddie's Dead / Gudbuy T'JaneCurtis Mayfield / Slade1973Single
His Early Years With The ImpressionsCurtis Mayfield1973Compil.
SuperflyCurtis Mayfield1973Single
Back To The WorldCurtis Mayfield1973Album
Curtis In Chicago - Recorded LiveCurtis Mayfield1973Album
Back To The WorldCurtis Mayfield1973Single
Rapping (Special Promotional Radio Show)Curtis Mayfield1972Album
Keep On Keeping OnCurtis Mayfield1972Single
Freddie's Dead (Theme From 'Superfly')Curtis Mayfield1972Single
Superfly / Junkie ChaseCurtis Mayfield1972Single
Freddie's Dead / Junky ChaseCurtis Mayfield1972Single
Curtis Mayfield Featuring The ImpressionsCurtis Mayfield Featuring The Impressions1972Compil.
Freddie's Dead (Theme From Superfly)Curtis Mayfield1972Single
SuperflyCurtis Mayfield1972Compil.
Superfly / UndergroundCurtis Mayfield1972Single
SuperflyCurtis Mayfield1972Single
Keep On Keeping On / We Got To Have PeaceCurtis Mayfield1972Single
Super Fly (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Curtis Mayfield1972Album
Superfly / Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons That One)Curtis Mayfield / Hayes & Porter1972Single
RootsCurtis Mayfield1971Album
Mighty Mighty (Spade And Whitey)Curtis Mayfield1971Single
Move On UpCurtis Mayfield1971Single
Man's Temptation, Little Boy Blue b/w Little Brown Boy, I Thank HeavenCurtis Mayfield1971Single
Get Down / We're A WinnerCurtis Mayfield1971Single
Curtis / Live!Curtis Mayfield1971Album
Beautiful Brother Of Mine / Give It UpCurtis Mayfield1971Single
Get Down / We're A WinnerCurtis Mayfield1971Single
Move On UpCurtis Mayfield1971Single
Beautiful Brother Of MineCurtis Mayfield1971Single
We Got To Have PeaceCurtis Mayfield1971Single
(Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go / The Makings Of YouCurtis Mayfield1970Single
Curtis Mayfield (LP Sampler)Curtis Mayfield1970Single
CurtisCurtis Mayfield1970Album
Old School Funk Vol. 9Marvin Gaye / The Temptations / Curtis Mayfield / The ImpressionsAlbum
Funkey Punk / Move On UpDillinger / Curtis MayfieldAlbum
Walk With Me / I Got A Woman / Move On UpArc Gospel Choir / Ray Charles / Curtis MayfieldSingle
Live In New York CityCurtis MayfieldAlbum
Do Be Down / Who Was That LadyCurtis MayfieldAlbum
UntitledCurtis MayfieldAlbum
For Your Precious LoveThe Impressions Featuring Curtis Mayfield And Jerry ButlerCompil.
If There Is Ahell Below We're Oll Goona Go / Thinking Of My LifeCurtis Mayfield, Juicy LucySingle
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