American Singer-Songwriter

Curtis Mayfield

  • Jun 03, 1942 - Dec 26, 1999 (age 57)
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2013
The  Essential Collection
AlbumApr 8, 2013

The Essential Collection

The Essential Collection released.
2012
SongSep 11, 2012

People Get Ready [Live @ Bitter End, NYC]
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Flashback with Curtis Mayfield
AlbumJun 5, 2012

Flashback with Curtis Mayfield

Flashback with Curtis Mayfield released.
2011
Pusherman
AlbumJul 19, 2011

Pusherman

Pusherman released.
2009
The Best of Curtis Mayfield, Vol. 2
AlbumMar 24, 2009

The Best of Curtis Mayfield, Vol. 2

The Best of Curtis Mayfield, Vol. 2 released.
2008
Love Songs, Vol. 1
AlbumSep 8, 2008

Love Songs, Vol. 1

Love Songs, Vol. 1 released.
2007
Short Eyes/Do It All Night
AlbumSep 24, 2007

Short Eyes/Do It All Night

Short Eyes/Do It All Night released.
2003
Freddie's Dead & Other Hits
AlbumOct 10, 2003

Freddie's Dead & Other Hits

Freddie's Dead & Other Hits released.
Move on Up: The Gold Collection
AlbumJun 30, 2003

Move on Up: The Gold Collection

Move on Up: The Gold Collection released.
34 Funk Essentials
AlbumMay 30, 2003

34 Funk Essentials

34 Funk Essentials released.
2002
BaadAsssss Cinema
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MovieAug 14, 2002

BaadAsssss Cinema

Filmmaker Isaac Julien uses film clips and interviews to …
Filmmaker Isaac Julien uses film clips and interviews to illustrate the history of the so-called "blaxploitation" genre.
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Curtis Mayfield
AlbumJul 12, 2002

Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield released.
Masters [Eagle 2 CD]
AlbumMay 1, 2002

Masters [Eagle 2 CD]

Masters [Eagle 2 CD] released.
2000
Heartbeat/Something to Believe In
AlbumSep 26, 2000

Heartbeat/Something to Believe In

Heartbeat/Something to Believe In released.
Move on Up: The Singles Anthology
AlbumMay 16, 2000

Move on Up: The Singles Anthology

Move on Up: The Singles Anthology released.
1999
Curtis Mayfield
PersonalDecember 1999

Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield passed away.
Curtis/Live! & Curtis in Chicago
AlbumMar 2, 1999

Curtis/Live! & Curtis in Chicago

Curtis/Live! & Curtis in Chicago released.
1998
Roots/Sweet Exorcist
AlbumDec 15, 1998

Roots/Sweet Exorcist

Roots/Sweet Exorcist released.
1997
SongNov 11, 1997

Freddie's Dead
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The Ultimate Curtis Mayfield
AlbumSep 23, 1997

The Ultimate Curtis Mayfield

The Ultimate Curtis Mayfield released.
Nomination1997

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Back To Living Again".
Grammy Award
Award1997

Heritage Award – Career Achievement

Won Soul Train Music Award …
Won Soul Train Music Award for Heritage Award – Career Achievement.
Soul Train Music Award
Grammy Hall of Fame
Award1997

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Super Fly".
1996
New World Order
AlbumOct 1, 1996

New World Order

New World Order is R&B/soul singer-songwriter Curtis …
New World Order is R&B/soul singer-songwriter Curtis Mayfield’s final studio album. The album got to No. 24 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 44 on the UK Albums chart.
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The Very Best of Curtis Mayfield
AlbumMar 10, 1996

The Very Best of Curtis Mayfield

The Very Best of Curtis …
The Very Best of Curtis Mayfield is the name of a Curtis Mayfield compilation album released by (at least) four different record labels with four different durations and audio track listings. On the 10th of March 1996 it was released on the Castle Music label, containing 16 audio tracks with a duration of 01:16:54.
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People Get Ready: The Curtis Mayfield Story
AlbumFeb 27, 1996

People Get Ready: The Curtis Mayfield …

People Get Ready: The …
People Get Ready: The Curtis Mayfield Story is a three-disc box set compilation album by Curtis Mayfield. It covers his entire career up to 1996 (New World Order, Mayfield's last album, was released in 1997), including several songs from his tenure with The Impressions (tracks 1-12 on the first disc). It was released on Curtom on February 27, 1996.
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Best R&B Album
Nomination1996

Best R&B Album

Nominated for "New World Order".
Grammy Award
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Nomination1996

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "New World Order".
Grammy Award
1994
Mayfield
AlbumOct 6, 1994

Mayfield

Mayfield released.
New York Undercover
TV ShowSep 8, 1994

New York Undercover

New York Undercover is an American police drama that …
New York Undercover is an American police drama that aired on the FOX television network from September 8, 1994, to February 11, 1999. The series starred Malik Yoba as Detective J.C. Williams and Michael DeLorenzo as Detective Eddie Torres, two undercover detectives in New York City's Fourth Precinct who were assigned to investigate various crimes and gang-related cases. The cast also included Patti D'Arbanville-Quinn as their superior, Lt. Virginia Cooper, and Lauren Vélez, who joined the cast in the second season as Nina Moreno, fellow detective and love interest to Torres. New York Undercover was created and produced by Dick Wolf, and its storyline takes place in the same fictional universe as Wolf's NBC series Law & Order, its spin-offs, the Chicago series, and Homicide: Life on the Street.
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Award1994

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Won Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Award1994

Grammy Legend Award

Won Grammy Legend Award.
Nomination1994

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominated for Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
1993
Nomination1993

Grammy Legend Award

Nominated for Grammy Legend Award.
Award1993

Grammy Legend Award

Won Grammy Legend Award.
1992
The Anthology: 1961–1977
AlbumDec 8, 1992

The Anthology: 1961–1977

The Anthology 1961-1977 is …
The Anthology 1961-1977 is a compilation album of songs by Curtis Mayfield when he was with the Impressions and when he was solo. Of the 40 tracks, 30 are from Mayfield's time with the Impressions. The album includes liner notes written by Robert Pruter. In 2003, the album was ranked number 178 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, maintaining the rating in a 2012 revised list.
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1990
Take It to the Streets
AlbumJan 1, 1990

Take It to the Streets

Take It to the Streets is a …
Take It to the Streets is a Curtis Mayfield album, released in 1990. The track "He's a Fly Guy" was originally featured in the film I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and its accompanied soundtrack.
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1982
Late Night with David Letterman
TV ShowFeb 1, 1982

Late Night with David Letterman

Late Night with David …
Late Night with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman. It premiered on NBC on February 1, 1982, and concluded on June 25, 1993. Letterman began hosting Late Show with David Letterman on CBS in August 1993. The series has since been reformatted as Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
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1980
Solid Gold
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TV ShowSep 13, 1980

Solid Gold

Solid Gold was an American syndicated music television …
Solid Gold was an American syndicated music television series that debuted on September 13, 1980 and ran until July 23, 1988. The program was a production of Brad Lachman Productions in association with Operation Prime Time and Paramount Domestic Television.
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1978
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
MovieJul 11, 1978

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Ever since they were sent …
Ever since they were sent into World War I battle in 1918, Sergeant Pepper and his Lonely Hearts Club Band of Heartland, USA have been spreading the message of joy and love to the world, which has made them and Heartland famous. Upon Sergeant Pepper's death in 1958, the band's instruments have been housed on display at Heartland City Hall as symbols of that love and joy. Before his death, Sergeant Pepper asked his adolescent grandson Billy Shears to take on the reins of forming his own band to continue to spread the message of joy and love. With Billy's brother Dougie Shears as their Manager, Billy, now an adult, and his three best friends, brothers Mark, Dave, and Bob Henderson, embark on their lives as a new Lonely Hearts Club Band. They quickly come to the attention of Hollywood music producer B.D. Hoffler Of B.D. (Big Deal) Records. With the boys off to Hollywood to spread the words of joy and love to the world, enter into Heartland the evil and demented Mr. Mustard, an ex-real estate agent who wants to take over Heartland by destroying what made it famous. To do so, he plans to steal the instruments in city hall, and promote the music of the F.V.B. (Future Villain Band) in place of the Lonely Hearts Club Band. With Billy's hometown girlfriend Strawberry Fields at their sides, the boys try to thwart Mustard's dastardly plan at their own peril while still trying to spread their own message of love and joy to the world.
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Do It All Night
AlbumJan 1, 1978

Do It All Night

Do It All Night is an album by Curtis Mayfield. It incorporated …
Do It All Night is an album by Curtis Mayfield. It incorporated many disco sounds used by other 1970s guitarists. "No Goodbyes" was released a single. "You Are, You Are" was written by Mayfield for Linda Clifford and available on her 1978 lp If My Friends Could See Me Now.
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1977
Short Eyes
MovieSep 28, 1977

Short Eyes

A child molester sent to prison finds that criminals exact harsher …
A child molester sent to prison finds that criminals exact harsher justice than society.
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1975
SongJan 1, 1975

So in Love
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1974
Claudine
AlbumJan 1, 1974

Claudine

Claudine is a Gladys Knight & the Pips album, written and …
Claudine is a Gladys Knight & the Pips album, written and produced by Curtis Mayfield. The disc is the soundtrack album for the 1974 20th Century Fox motion picture Claudine, starring James Earl Jones and Diahann Carroll. The album was released in March 1974 on the Buddah label.
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Nomination1974

Best Original Song

Nominated for "On and On".
Golden Globe Award
Got to Find a Way
AlbumJan 1, 1974

Got to Find a Way

Got to Find a Way is a 1974 studio album by Curtis Mayfield. It …
Got to Find a Way is a 1974 studio album by Curtis Mayfield. It peaked at number 76 on the Billboard 200 chart, as well as number 17 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
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1973
Don Kirshner's Rock Concert
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TV ShowSep 27, 1973

Don Kirshner's Rock Concert

Don Kirshner's Rock Concert …
Don Kirshner's Rock Concert was an American television music variety show that ran during the 1970s and early 1980s, created and produced by Don Kirshner and syndicated to television stations, initially through Viacom Enterprises, and later through Syndicast. It premiered on September 27, 1973, with a performance by The Rolling Stones; its last episode was in 1981.
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Back to the World
AlbumMay 1, 1973

Back to the World

Back to the World is a 1973 studio album by Curtis Mayfield. It …
Back to the World is a 1973 studio album by Curtis Mayfield. It peaked at number 16 on the Billboard 200 chart, as well as number 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
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The Midnight Special
TV ShowFeb 2, 1973

The Midnight Special

The Midnight Special is an American late-night musical …
The Midnight Special is an American late-night musical variety series originally broadcast on NBC during the 1970s and early 1980s, created and produced by Burt Sugarman. It premiered as a special on August 19, 1972, then began its run as a regular series on February 2, 1973; its last episode was on May 1, 1981. The 90-minute program followed the Friday night edition of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
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1972
Super Fly
MovieAug 4, 1972

Super Fly

The daily routine of cocaine dealer Priest who wants to score …
The daily routine of cocaine dealer Priest who wants to score one more super deal and retire.
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SongJul 1, 1972

Give Me Your Love
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SongJul 1, 1972

Pusherman
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Super Fly
AlbumJul 1, 1972

Super Fly

Super Fly is the third studio album by American soul musician …
Super Fly is the third studio album by American soul musician Curtis Mayfield, released in July 1972 on Curtom Records. It was released as the soundtrack for the Blaxploitation film of the same name. Widely considered a classic of 1970s soul and funk music, Super Fly was a nearly immediate hit. Its sales were bolstered by two million-selling singles, "Freddie's Dead" (number 2 R&B charts, number 4 Pop charts) and the title track (number 5 R&B, number 8 Pop). Super Fly is one of the few soundtracks to out-gross the film it accompanied.
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Nomination1972

Best R&B Song

Nominated for "Freddie's Dead".
Grammy Award
Nomination1972

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Nominated for "Superfly".
Grammy Award
Nomination1972

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Freddie's Dead".
Grammy Award
1971
Soul Train
TV ShowOct 2, 1971

Soul Train

Soul Train is an American music-dance television program …
Soul Train is an American music-dance television program which aired in syndication from October 2, 1971, to March 27, 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, dance/pop, and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, disco, and gospel artists also appeared. The series was created by Don Cornelius, who also served as its first host and executive producer.
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The Old Grey Whistle Test
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TV ShowSep 21, 1971

The Old Grey Whistle Test

The Old Grey Whistle Test …
The Old Grey Whistle Test (usually abbreviated to Whistle Test or OGWT) was a British television music show. It was commissioned by David Attenborough and aired on BBC2 from 1971 to 1988. It took over the BBC2 late night slot from Disco 2, which ran between September 1970 and July 1971, while continuing to feature non-chart music. The show was devised by BBC producer Rowan Ayers. The original producer, involved in an executive capacity throughout the show's entire history, was Michael Appleton. According to presenter Bob Harris, the programme derived its name from a Tin Pan Alley phrase from years before. When they got the first pressing of a record they would play it to people they called the old greys – doormen in grey suits. Any song they could remember and whistle, having heard it just once or twice, had passed the old grey whistle test.
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1970
The Flip Wilson Show
TV ShowSep 17, 1970

The Flip Wilson Show

The Flip Wilson Show is an hour-long variety show that …
The Flip Wilson Show is an hour-long variety show that originally aired in the US on NBC from September 17, 1970 to June 27, 1974. The show starred American comedian Flip Wilson; the program was one of the first American television programs starring a black person in the title role to become highly successful with a white audience. Specifically, it was the first successful network variety series starring an African American. During its first two seasons, its Nielsen ratings made it the nation's second most watched show.
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SongSep 1, 1970

The Makings of You
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Disco 2
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TV ShowJan 10, 1970

Disco 2

Disco 2 (or Disco Two) was a BBC2 television music show …
Disco 2 (or Disco Two) was a BBC2 television music show that ran between January 1970 and July 1971. It was the successor to Colour Me Pop and the precursor of The Old Grey Whistle Test. The earliest programmes were billed as Line Up's Disco 2, the programme – like Colour Me Pop before it – originally being a spin-off of Late Night Line-Up.
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1968
The Dick Cavett Show
TV ShowMar 4, 1968

The Dick Cavett Show

This particular series combines several "The Dick Cavett …
This particular series combines several "The Dick Cavett Show" on ABC: ABC This Morning/The Dick Cavett Show ABC Daytime March 1968 - January 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Primetime May 1969 - September 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night December 1969 - January 1975 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night September - December 1986
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1967
The Joey Bishop Show
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TV ShowApr 17, 1967

The Joey Bishop Show

The Joey Bishop Show is an American talk show that had …
The Joey Bishop Show is an American talk show that had its first broadcast on ABC on April 17, 1967, hosted by Joey Bishop and featuring Regis Philbin in his first ongoing role with national television exposure, as Bishop's sidekick/announcer (similar to Ed McMahon's job with Johnny Carson). Created to challenge The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, the show lasted 33 months, with the last show airing on December 26, 1969.
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1964
Top of the Pops
TV ShowJan 1, 1964

Top of the Pops

Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music …
Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music chart television programme, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly between 1 January 1964 and 30 July 2006. The world's longest running weekly music show, TOTP was shown every Thursday evening on BBC One, except for a short period on Fridays in mid-1973, and again in autumn 1974, before once again being moved to Fridays at 7:30 pm from 1996 to 2005 and then to Sundays on BBC Two from 2005 till the last ever weekly show in 2006. Each weekly show consisted of performances from some of that week's best-selling popular music records, usually excluding any tracks moving down the chart, including a rundown of that week's singles chart. This was originally the Top 20, changing to the Top 30 during the 1970s and the Top 40 in the 80s. The distinctive TOTP theme tune – a riff of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" – first appeared in 1973 as the background music to the chart countdown.
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1942
Curtis Mayfield
BirthJune 1942

Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield was born.
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