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365 Days of Album Recommendations – Oct 27

The Impressions –┬áThe Complete A & B Sides 1961 – 1968

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The music made by The Impressions was simply beautiful, and this collections collects almost too much beauty to bear.

You’ll know “People Get Ready” of course, but you should listen to it all. Listen to it, and remember a time when music was willing and able to be slow, elegant, beautiful, rich, and deep.

Curtis Mayfield had a way of reconciling the head, the heart, and the soul that very few writers ever achieve. When social consciousness meets some straight up old-school wooing, you know it’s time to drop the needle down, turn the music up, dim the lights, and dig The Impressions.


365 Days of Album Recommendations – June 3

Curtis Mayfield – Superfly

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If Curtis Mayfield had never recorded this soundtrack, he still would have been a legend several times over.

But the fact is, he DID record this soundtrack. And thus, he is one of the greatest of them all.

Funky, soulful, smart, lyrical, melodic, visionary.

Dare I say it? Superfly.

Can you dig it?


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