Saturday, June 4, 2011

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Celebrating Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield, who passed away in 1999, would have been 69 yesterday. Leader of the soul group The Impressions, multi-instrumentalist and later a solo artist, Mayfield wrote several songs that became anthems of the civil rights movement, including “Keep On Pushing,” “We’re A Winner” and “People Get Ready,” performed above. Rolling Stone named it 24th in its Top 500 Songs of All Time.

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