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The Talented Curtis Mayfield Part One

The Talented Curtis Mayfield Part One

Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, and one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music. He first achieved success and recognition with the Impressions during the Civil Rights Movement of the late 1950s and 1960s, and later worked as a solo artist.
Curtis Mayfield

Mayfield performing for Dutch television, 1972
Background information
Birth name
Curtis Lee Mayfield
Born
June 3, 1942
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died
December 26, 1999 (aged 57)
Roswell, Georgia, U.S.
Genres
* Soul Chicago soul funk R&B rock gospel psychedelic soul jazz
Occupations
* Singer-songwriter guitarist record producer
Instruments
* Vocals piano ke...

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The Talented Aretha Franklin Part One

The Talented Aretha Franklin Part One

Aretha Franklin
Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at the church of her father, minister C. L. Franklin’s church. In 1960, at the age of 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as “Respect”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “Think”. These hits and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade.
Aretha Franklin

Franklin preparing to perform at the White House in 2015
Born
Aretha Louise Franklin
March 25, 1942 (age ...

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