CURTIS MAYFIELD Biography - Musicians


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Name: Curtis Mayfield                                                             
Born: 3 June 1942 Chicago, Illinois, United States                                 
Died: 26 December 1999 Roswell, Georgia, United States                             
Genre(s): Soul, R&B, funk, Chicago soul, psychedelic soul                         
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist         
Instrument(s): Singing, guitar, electric guitar, bass, piano, saxophone, drums     
Years active 1958-1999                                                             
Curtis Mayfield (June 3, 1942 - December 26, 1999) was an American soul, R&B,     
and funk singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for his anthemic       
music with The Impressions and composing the soundtrack to the blaxploitation     
film Superfly. From these works and others, he was highly regarded as a pioneer   
of funk and of politically conscious African-American music. He was also a         
multi-instrumentalist who played the guitar, bass, piano, saxophone, and drums.