Tag Archives: Curtis Mayfield

On April 13, 1978.

On April 13, 1978, “Atlantic” label released “Almighty Fire”, the twenty-fourth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded January – March 1978, at “Curtom Studios” in Chicago, IL, “ABC Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, CA, “Whitney Recording Studios” in Glendale, CA, and was produced by Curtis Mayfield.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – vocals, cover art concept
  • Curtis Mayfield– guitar
  • Gary Thompson – guitar
  • Joseph “Lucky” Scott – bass guitar
  • Donnell Hagan – drums
  • Henry Gibson– congas
  • Rich Tufo – keyboards, arrangements
  • Lenard Druss – horns contractor
  • Sol Bobrov – strings contractor
  • Alfonzo Surrett – background vocals
  • Mattie Butler – background vocals
  • Ricki Linton – background vocals
  • Denese Heard and the Jones Girls– background vocals
  • Roger Anfinsen, Fred Breitberg – engineers
  • Roger Anfinsen – remix
  • Dennis King – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Curtis Mayfield, except where noted.

  1. Almighty Fire (Woman of the Future)
  2. Lady, Lady
  3. More Than Just a Joy
  4. Keep On Loving You
  5. I Needed You Baby
  6. Close to You
  7. No Matter Who You Love
  8. This You Can Believe
  9. I’m Your Speed – Aretha Franklin, Glynn Turman

 

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On February 8, 2000.

On February 8, 2000, “Merge” label released “Nixon”, the fifth Lambchop studio album. It was recorded in 1999, and was produced by Mark Nevers and Kurt Wagner.

Personnel:

  • Kurt Wagner – vocals, guitar, juno, mixing
  • John Delworth – piano, Hammond synth, juno, Hammond organ
  • Tony Crow – piano
  • Paula James Booker – guitar
  • Alex McManus – guitar
  • Paul Niehaus – vocals, guitar, pedal steel
  • Mark Nevers – guitars, engineer, mixing
  • Matt Swanson – bass
  • Allen Lowrey – drums
  • Ken Coomer – percussion
  • Dennis Cronin – vocals, background vocals, cornet, trumpet, engineer
  • Jonathan Marx – vocals, background vocals, trumpet
  • Deanna Varagona – vocals, background vocals, baritone saxophone
  • The Nashville String Machine – strings
  • Lloyd Barry – string arrangements, arranger
  • Wayne White – cover painting, cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Kurt Wagner, except where noted.

  1. The Old Gold Shoe
  2. Grumpus
  3. You Masculine You
  4. Up with People
  5. Nashville parent
  6. What Else Could it Be
  7. The Distance from Her to There
  8. The Book I Haven’t Read – Kurt Wagner, Curtis Mayfield
  9. The Petrified Florist
  10. The Butcher Boy – traditional

 

On January 7, 1966.

On January 7, 1966, “Fontana” label released “The Second Album”, the second  Spencer Davis Group album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Jimmy Miller and Chris Blackwell.

Personnel:

  • Spencer Davis– lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Steve Winwood– lead vocals, lead guitar, organ, piano
  • Muff Winwood– bass guitar
  • Pete York– drums, percussion
  • Clifford Jones – photography
  • Chris Welch– liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Look Away – Norman Meade, Bert Russell
  2. Keep on Running – Jackie Edwards
  3. This Hammer – Muff Winwood, Steve Winwood, Pete York, Spencer Davis
  4. Georgia On My Mind – Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  5. Please do Something – Don Covay
  6. Let Me Down Easy – Dee Dee Ford
  7. Strong Love – Deadric Malone, Edward Silvers, Mary M. Brown
  8. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water – Joe Babcock
  9. Since I Met You Baby – Ivory Joe Hunter
  10. You Must Believe Me – Curtis Mayfield
  11. Hey Darling – Davis, S. Winwood
  12. Watch Your Step – Bobby Parker

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Stax” label released “Black Moses”, the fifth Isaac Hayes studio album. It was recorded March – October 1971, and was produced by Isaac Hayes.

Personnel:

  • Isaac Hayes – lead and background vocals
  • Hot Buttered Soul – backing vocals
  • The Bar-Kays – instrumentation:
  • The Isaac Hayes Movement:
  • Isaac Hayes – piano, vibraphone, organ, electric piano
  • Ronnie Hudson – bass
  • Gary Jones – bongos, congas
  • Willie Hall – drums, tambourine
  • Lester Snell – electric piano
  • Charles “Skip” Pitts – guitar
  • Sidney Kirk – piano
  • Isaac Hayes, Johnny Allen, Dale Warren – arrangements
  • Ron Capone, William Brown, Henry Bush, Eddie Marion, Dave Purple – engineers
  • Ron Capone, Dave Purple, Isaac Hayes – remix engineers

Track listing:

  1. Never Can Say Goodbye – Clifton Davis
  2. (They Long to Be) Close to You – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  3. Nothing Takes the Place of You – Toussaint McCall, Alan Robinson
  4. Man’s Temptation – Curtis Mayfield
  5. Never Gonna Give You Up – Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Jerry Butler
  6. Medley: Ike’s Rap II /  Help Me Love – Isaac Hayes, Johnny Baylor, Mickey Gregory, Luther Ingram, Tommy Tate
  7. Need to Belong to Someone – Curtis Mayfield
  8. Good Love – Mickey Gregory, Isaac Hayes
  9. Medley: Ike’s Rap III / Your Love is So Doggone Good – Isaac Hayes, Difosco Ervin, Rudy Love
  10. For the Good Times – Kris Kristofferson
  11. I’ll Never Fall in Love Again – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  12. Part-Time Love – Clay Hammond
  13. Medley: Ike’s Rap IV / A Brand New Me – Isaac Hayes, Kenneth Gamble, Thom Bell, Jerry Butler
  14. Going in Circles – Jerry Peters, Anita Poree

 

On December 26, 1999.

On December 26, 1999, Curtis Lee Mayfield died aged 57. He was composer, singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, regarded as one of the most influential musicians and composers in soul and politically conscious African-American music. He started the career in a gospel choir, gained wide recognition as member and main composer of The Impressions, and later had a successful solo career. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked his 1965 song “People Get Ready” at number 24 on its list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. The same song was also included in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll”, and in 1998 was inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”. His album with the soundtrack for the 1972 movie “Super Fly”  was ranked at number 72 on “Rolling Stone’s” list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.  In 1994, Mayfield won a “Grammy Legend Award” in and a “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award” in 1995. In 1991, he was inductee into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” as a member of the Impressions, and in 1999 as a solo artist.

In November 1974.

In November 1974, “Curtom” label released “Got to Find a Way”, the sixth studio Curtis Mayfield  album. It was recorded in “Curtom Studios” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Curtis Mayfield.

Personnel:

  • Richard Tufo – arranger
  • Roger Anfinsen – engineer
  • Milton Sincoff – creative direction
  • William S. Harvey – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Curtis Mayfield.

  1. Love Me (Right in the Pocket)
  2. So You Don’t Love Me
  3. Prayer
  4. Mother’s Son
  5. Cannot Find a Way
  6. Ain’t No Love Lost

In October 1971.

In October 1971, “Curtom” label released “Roots”, the second Curtis Mayfield studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “RCA Studios” in Chicago, and was produced by Curtis Mayfield.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Mayfield – vocals, guitar
  • Craig McMullen – guitar
  • Joseph “Lucky” Scott – bass
  • Tyrone McCullen – drums
  • Henry Gibson- percussion
  • Leroy Hutson, Michael Hawkins – background vocals
  • Johnny Pate, Riley Hampton – arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Curtis Mayfield, except where noted.

  1. Get Down
  2. Keep On Keeping On
  3. Underground
  4. We Got to Have Peace
  5. Beautiful Brother of Mine
  6. Now You’re Gone – Curtis Mayfield, Joseph Scott
  7. Love to Keep You in My Mind