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Top Tunes: The Impressions

Interview by Ronnie Oberman, Evening Star, The (Washington DC), 7 November 1964

WHOEVER CAME up with the advertising slogan, "often imitated but never duplicated," must have been thinking about the Impressions. ...

The Impressions: Whisky a Go Go, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Pete Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 10 June 1967

Impressions Win a Warm Welcome ...

The Impressions: The Fabulous Impressions (HMV CSD.3631)

Review by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, October 1967

AT ALL too rare intervals, the Impressions release an album which showcases their beautiful, and original, vocal sound. The gentlemen responsible — Curtis Mayfield, Sam ...

The Impressions

Profile and Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, October 1968

THE IMPRESSIONS have proved that it is possible to become tops in the record field without resorting to the loud, unintelligible sounds that can hardly ...

Curtis Mayfield: Life With The Impressions

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, June 1969

As told to Jim Delehant ...

Curtis Mayfield: Curtis; The Impressions: Check Out Your Mind

Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 25 September 1970

Curtis Mayfield: Curtis (Curtom) ...

Curtis Mayfield: No Longer An Impression

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 25 September 1970

AS EXCLUSIVELY reported in Blues & Soul some 4 months ago, Curtis Mayfield has officially left the Impressions after 12 years. When we finally tracked ...

Curtis Mayfield: Soul Music's Elusive Dynamo

Interview by Phil Symes, Disc and Music Echo, 4 December 1971

CURTIS MAYFIELD is a hard man to catch these days. If he's not locked away in a studio all night recording himself, the Impressions, or ...

The Impressions

Report and Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 15 July 1972

FOR MORE than a decade, the Impressions have been a legendary soul name, besides having produced two fine solo performers — Jerry Butler and Curtis ...

Making an Impression

Interview by Phil Symes, Disc, 22 July 1972

THE IMPRESSIONS are now into the fourteenth year. And everything is fine. Like a small number of other acts around they've become an institution. Over ...

Stephen Stills, The Impressions, The Staple Singers, Tom Rush albums

Review by Loraine Alterman, The New York Times, 10 September 1972

Stephen Stills: Manassas (Atlantic); The Impressions: Times Have Changed (Curtom); The Staple Singers: Be Altitude: Respect Yourself (Stax); Tom Rush: Merrimack County (Columbia) ...

Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions: Big Sixteen

Review by Bob Fisher, New Musical Express, March 1975

IT'S PLEASING to see Anchor pushing out this classic compilation, as it's been unavailable for several years. It was originally issued on the old HMV ...

The Impressions: Sooner or later and right now!

Profile and Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 22 July 1975

WITHOUT OVERSTATING the fact, you could justifiably say that The Impressions have come a long way! ...

Lasting Impressions

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 11 November 1975

Ever since I became interested in our music, I can hardly remember a time when the Impressions have been absent from the charts. ...

California Soul Hits The Big Apple

Live Review by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 6 April 1976

A special report by David Nathan on the on-stage and behind-the-scenes activities at Warner Brothers' special "California Soul" series of concerts during end of February ...

The Impressions: Imps In The Mood For Love

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 27 April 1976

With everyone into disco music, the Impressions concentrated on a love mood for their Loving Power set. And that move seems to have paid handsome ...

The Impresssions: Lasting Impressions

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 24 October 1978

After more than 20 years as a group, the guys are now bigger than ever in Europe. Recordwise, plans are afoot for them to record ...

Curtis Mayfield: So Proud — The Moral Standard of Soul

Interview by 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 ...

Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Butler & The Impressions: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 16 July 1983

FEW THINGS in this amorphous and inchoate universe are so perfect as ‘I’m So Proud’ or ‘Woman’s Got Soul’ – or very nearly any of ...

Curtis Mayfield: Mighty Mighty

Profile and Interview by Michael A. Gonzales, Vibe, April 1996

From the Impressions to Superfly, he's left an indelible mark on American music. Now, six years after a paralyzing accident, Curtis Mayfield is down but not out. ...

Beautiful Brother: The Gentle Genius Of Curtis Mayfield, Part One

Retrospective by Kris Needs, Shindig, February 2017

How a poor boy from Chicago became the voice of the civil rights movement in soul's greatest vocal group, defined the black pride anthem and ...

see also Curtis Mayfield


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