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Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up - The Singles Anthology 1970-90 (1999)

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Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up - The Singles Anthology 1970-90 (1999)
Artist: Curtis Mayfield
Title Of Album: Move On Up - The Singles Anthology 1970-90
Year Of Release: 1999
Label: Sequel Records / NEECD320
Genre: Soul, Funk, Disco
Total Time: 2:25:11
Format: FLAC (tracks +.cue, log-file)
Quality: Lossless
Total Size: 947 mb (Covers)

Singer/songwriter Curtis Mayfield's legacy is enormous. As the leader of the Chicago-based Impressions, he recorded some of the finest gospel-soul vocal group music of the 1960s. As a solo artist in the 1970s, he helped pioneer funk, as well as introducing raw social commentary into popular music. An excellent guitarist, he was a key architect of his home town's brand of psychedelic soul, writing for Gene Chandler, Jerry Butler and Major Lance and later producing material for The Staple singers and Aretha Franklin. Move On Up--The Best of is an 18-track anthology of this inventive soul auteur's greatest material. The songs are compiled from most of his finest albums, including Roots, There's No Place Like America Today, Back To The World and Sweet Exorcist. Mayfield's irrepressible falsetto vocals, uplifting melodies and fabulous funk-pop arrangements gave all his material an elegant strength that few others could have achieved. Socially aware, dirtily funky and, above all, sonically inventive, Mayfield's crowning achievement was his superlative soundtrack for the blaxploitation movie Superfly. Move On Up features four of the original tracks--"Superfly", "Freddie's Dead", "Pusherman" and "Futureshock"--but also tracks his career from early songs like " If There's A Hell Below, We're All Gonna Go", the inspirational title track and "We, People Who Are Darker Than Blue". All, in all, this is a compelling showcase for the artistry of one of America's truly great soul singers. --Reuben Dessay


Disc 1
01. Move On Up (Single Edit)
02. (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All
03. Beautiful Brother Of Mine
04. Mighty Mighty Spade And Whitey (Live) (Single
05. Get Down (Single Edit)
06. We Got To Have Peace (Single Edit)
07. Keep On Keeping On
08. Freddie's Dead
09. Superfly (Single Edit)
10. Future Shock (Single Edit)
11. Back To The World
12. If I Were Only A Child Again
13. Can't Say Nothin' (Single Edit)
14. Kung Fu (Single Edit)
15. Sweet Exorcist
16. Mother's Son (Single Edit)
17. So In Love (Single Edit)
18. Only You Babe (Single Edit)
19. Party Night
20. Show Me Love

Disc 2
01. Do Do Wap Is Strong In Here (Single Edit)
02. You Are You Are
03. Do It All Night
04. In Love In Love In Love
05. No Goodbyes
06. This Year This Year
07. Between You Baby And Me (With Linda Clifford)
08. Love's Sweet Sensation (With Linda Clifford)
09. Love Me Love Me Now
10. Tripping Out
11. It's Alright
12. She Don't Let Nobody (But Me)
13. Toot An' Toot An' Toot
14. Hey Baby (Give It All To Me)
15. Baby It's You
16. I Mo Git U Sucka
17. Homeless
18. Do Be Down
19. Dirty Laundry


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