Saturday, November 8, 2014

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Curtis Mayfield Live

Let's end this dispiriting week with something uplifting: Curtis Mayfield's performance of "Move On Up" at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland, 1987. Mayfield was a leading soul and R&B composer, musician and singer renowned for his songs associated with the Civil Rights Movement, including those penned when he was with The Impressions: "People Get Ready," "Keep On Pushing" and "We're A Winner." Mayfield also expressed his social conscience with "Move On Up" on his first solo album, "Curtis," 1970. At the beginning of the video above, Mayfield tells the crowd, "Come on, it's not over yet!" Something for us all to keep in mind.

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