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Curtis & Got to Find a Way
Genres: Pop, R&B
Mid-priced release, a double disc set coupling together two albums he first released on his own Curtom label: his top 20debut solo album, 'Curtis', from 1970, and 1974's underappreciated & overlooked 'Got To Find A Way'. A... more »
Mid-priced release, a double disc set coupling together two albums he first released on his own Curtom label: his top 20debut solo album, 'Curtis', from 1970, and 1974's underappreciated & overlooked 'Got To Find A Way'. A combined total of 14 tracks, including Mayfield's first chart hit, the top 30 '(Don't Worry) If There's A Hell BelowWe're All Going To Go', plus the classic 'Move On Up'. 1998 Sequel/ Castle release. Double slimline jewel case.
Matt Calvert | Gt. missenden, Bucks United Kingdom | 02/23/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It seems that after the phenomenal success of 'Superfly', the record buying public refused to take heed of Curtis Mayfield's political voice as well as his skills as a songwriter, both clearly evident on 'Got To Find A Way'.Like 'Sweet Exorcist', the album is brought to life by a jubilant re-write of 'Love Me (right in the pocket)', originally recorded by Mayfield's first group the Impressions. The record's momentum in hindered slightly by overlong cuts such as this opening track and the title tune, but overall songwriting exellence is conveyed successfully and convincingly by Curtis (as always). Another similarity to the aformentioned 'Sweet Exorcist' is the expanded role of keyboards (namely Hammond Organ and electric piano) on many cuts, adding new colour to the tried and tested formula of guitar-heavy rhthym section accompanied by strings/and horns.Like 'Sweet Exorcist', this albums is vastly underrated although perhaps not essential to casual fans, I would therefore suggest the Sequel 'Double' series that adds 'Got to Find A Way' to 'Curtis' (his debut), and 'Sweet Exorcist' to 'Roots', both for the price of one album apiece."