Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Curtis/Live!’ is his first album, after leaving The Impressions.recorded in January, 1971 at The Bitter End in New York City and released in May by Curtom.
Track Listing : 1.Mighty Mighty (Spade And Whitey) (Curtis Mayfield) – 06:56 . 2.I Plan To Stay A Believer (Curtis Mayfield) – 03:16 . 3.We’Re A Winner (Curtis Mayfield) – 04:47 . 4.We’Ve Only Just Begun(Paul Williams, Roger Nichols) – 03:44 . 5.People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield) – 03:47 . 6.Stare And Stare (Curtis Mayfield) – 06:12 . 7.Check Out Your Mind (Curtis Mayfield) – 03:53 . 8.Gypsy Woman (Curtis Mayfield) – 03:48 . 9.The Makings Of You (Curtis Mayfield) – 03:28 . 10.We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue (Curtis Mayfield) – 06:46 . 11.(Don’T Worry) If There’S A Hell Below, We’Re All Going To Go (Curtis Mayfield) – 09:27 . 12.Stone Junkie (Curtis Mayfield) – 08:05
Musicians : Curtis Mayfield – Vocals, Guitar . Craig Mcmullen – Guitar . Joseph “Lucky” Scott – Bass . Henry Gibson – Congas, Bongos, Percussion . Tyrone Mccullen – Drums
Production : Produced By Curtis Mayfield . Eddie Kramer – Engineer
Package : Hugh Brown – Art Direction
Recorded In January, 1971 At The Bitter End In New York City.
Released In May 1971 By Curtom.
Curtis/Live! is, simply, one of the greatest concert albums ever cut on a soul artistand one of the legendary live albums of all time. … the resulting double LP transcended any expectations in both its programming and execution… […]
Like very few artists can, Curtis Mayfield smashes psycho- and sociological barriers and shows us the infinite promise and nobility within our race. And of course by that I mean “the human race.” […]
An intimate live portrait of a unique performer.There is nothing remotely showbiz about Mayfield’s frequent interactions with the crowd. The atmosphere throughout is one of hushed rapture. It is as if an esteemed travelling lecturer has come to town to impart his wisdom. […]