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    On friday I got out of work early and went to my brother's house to relax and shoot the shit. He and some pals were there havin a few drinks and playing some records. My brother put on "Curtis" by Curtis Mayfield, and although I had heard the album before, it really hit me hard that day. The weather was gorgeous, and there's always something cool about hanging out with your homies havin some brews.

    Any of you old-heads here down with Curtis?

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    Word! I haven't listened to a bunch of his stuff, but what I have heard, I like.

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    People Get Ready...Freddie's Dead...If There's A Hell Below We're All Gonna Go...Move

    Darkest of night
    With the moon shining bright
    There's a set goin' strong
    Lotta things goin' on
    The man of the hour
    Has an air of great power
    The dudes have envied him for so long

    Oooh, Superfly
    You're gonna make your fortune by and by
    But if you lose, don't ask no questions why
    The only game you know is Do or Die
    Ah-ha-ha

    Hard to understand
    What a hell of a man
    This cat of the slum
    Had a mind, wasn't dumb
    But a weakness was shown
    'Cause his hustle was wrong
    His mind was his own
    But the man lived alone

    The game he plays he plays for keeps
    Hustlin' times and ghetto streets
    Tryin' ta get over
    (That's what he tryin' to do, y'all)
    Taking all that he can take
    Gambling with the odds of fate
    Tryin' ta get over (4x)
    Woo, Superfly

    The aim of his role
    Was to move a lot of blow
    Ask him his dream
    What does it mean?
    He woudn't know
    "Can't be like the rest"
    Is the most he'll confess
    But the time's running out
    And there's no happiness

    Superfly

    "Tryin' ta get over..."
    ASHES TO ASHES...DUST TO DUST...IF THE WOMEN DON'T GET YA, THE WHISKEY MUST!!...

    "I used to play the blues alone in all the local joints," he explained. 'The only thing that I can really play on guitar to this day is the blues. I heard Doc Watson and his son playing 15 years ago, and from there I got into Leadbelly and John Lee Hooker."--DLR

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    I only have his hits compilation and I just can't get into it...I'm trying though...
    Can't stop...addicted to the shindig...

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    Yup...The Impressions were it.

    "SuperFly" was awsome as well.
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
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    Quote Originally Posted by SactoFan View Post
    I only have his hits compilation and I just can't get into it...I'm trying though...
    It took me a long while to come around to digging his stuff, but it's pretty chilling music. Hits compilations usually suck for the most part, so you should pick up "Curtis" or "Superfly." The guy was incredible.
    "It's always a Catch-22 situation. They hate you if you're the same, and they hate you if you're different."
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