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Curtis Mayfield Gospel
Curtis Mayfield
Curtis Mayfield Gospel
Genres: Pop, R&B, Christian, Gospel
 
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This ingenious collection pulls the most gospel-style and thematically religious tracks from Chicago soul pioneer Curtis Mayfield's recordings. Gospel is a solid, dynamic serving of both pumpin' '60s soul and mellow '70s g...  more »

      
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All Artists: Curtis Mayfield
Title: Curtis Mayfield Gospel
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 1/19/1999
Release Date: 1/19/1999
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, R&B, Christian, Gospel
Styles: Soul, Urban & Contemporary
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 081227556822

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This ingenious collection pulls the most gospel-style and thematically religious tracks from Chicago soul pioneer Curtis Mayfield's recordings. Gospel is a solid, dynamic serving of both pumpin' '60s soul and mellow '70s grooves. The lyrics speak of love, forgiveness, prayer, and introspection, all flavored with the African American pride Mayfield never feared to display. At first it's a bit weird to see six of the Impressions' songs--including the hit "People Get Ready"--recontextualized in such a way, but the disc's abrupt changes of style quickly cohere after a few listens. "We Got to Have Peace" and "Something to Believe In" are great as funky preacher songs, not just funky, baby-relax-with-me-on-this-luxurious-couch songs. So long as the listener doesn't have completely strict definitions of what is and what is not spiritual, the message of faith within "When We're Alone" and "You Ought to Be in Heaven" is easily glimpsed. Soul fans already know that Mayfield's music is slinky, sly, and irresistibly groovy. This collection just makes the true Christian messages within Mayfield's richly textured funk shine as clearly as his many salacious songs of Solomon. --Mike McGonigal

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VERY UPLIFTING
mistermaxxx@yahoo.com | usa | 04/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"CURTIS MAYFIELD PUTS So Much Heart&Soul into His Work.THe Songs Here Reflect His SPiritual Vibe&are Very Uplifting&Strong.Curtis Mayfield's Music was Always About Pride&Feeling Good About Yourself.A Must Have."