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Curtis Mayfield: So Proud — The Moral Standard of Soul

Paolo Hewitt, New Musical Express, 9 July 1983

Regarded by many people as the first conscience of American Black music, CURTIS MAYFIELD's illustrious career now spans 20 years — from being a teenager with the Impressions in the '50s to his own formidable solo work throughout the '70s. Ironically, he is now without a recording contract after the LP Honesty, which showed none of his great talent had diminished.

In this exhaustive interview Mayfield talks about his politics, his conscience and his music.

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