Curtis Mayfield

Solo Debut:

Classic Years:
1970 – 1975

Classic 1970s Line-Up:
Curtis Mayfield (vocals, guitar), Craig McMullen (guitar), Joseph “Lucky” Scott (bass), Tyrone McCullen (drums), Henry Gibson (percussion)

Other 1970s Band Members/Players:
Morris Jennings (drums), Phil Upchurch (guitar), Leroy Hutson (background vocals), Kitty Haywood and the Haywood Singers (background vocals)

1970s Albums:
Curtis (1970), Roots (1971), Curtis/Live! (1971), Super Fly (Soundtrack, 1972), Back To The World (1973), Curtis In Chicago (1973), Sweet Exorcist (1974), Got To Find A Way (1974), There’s No Place Like America Today (1975), Give, Get, Take and Have (1976), Never Say You Can’t Survive (1977), Short Eyes (Soundtrack, 1977), Do It All Night (1978), Heartbeat (1979)

1970s Hits:
“Freddie’s Dead” (1972), “Superfly” (1972), “Kung Fu” (1974)

Cherry Stereo‘s Album Picks:
Curtis, Roots

Cherry Stereo‘s Recommended Tracks:
“Move On Up” (1970), “Give It Up” (1970), “Right On For The Darkness” (1973), “Hard Times” (1975)

Interesting Fact:
Mayfield wrote many Top 20 chart hits for other artists including; Jerry Butler, Major Lance, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Staple Singers, and Tony Orlando & Dawn.

Official Site:

More Curtis Mayfield at Cherry Stereo :
Vintage Ads: Curtis Mayfield, ‘Give, Get, Take And Have’ (1976)

Playback!: Curtis Mayfield, ‘We Got To Have Peace’ (Live ’72)