… aus der neuen Curtis Mayfield Compilation PEOPLE NEVER GIVE UP, die die wirkungsvollsten Protest- und Bürgerrecht-Songs von Curtis versammelt, zusammengestellt von seinem Sohn Cheaa und seiner letzten Frau Altheida Mayfield.
When Curtis Mayfield launched his solo career 50 years ago, America was at a crossroads as the revolt of the 1960s laid the groundwork for both progress and protest in the 1970s. The intense divisions in today’s political climate underline the relevance of Curtis’ music, highlighted in the new digital release PEOPLE NEVER GIVE UP. Curated by the Mayfield family and Rhino, the 13-track collection of Curtis Mayfield’s Civil Rights-era songs is a rich assemblage of culturally-important music that symbolizes an era of great social change, and stands as a reminder that the “People Have The Power.” Including such classics as “People Get Ready,” “We’re A Winner” and “We Got To Have Peace,” PEOPLE NEVER GIVE UP salutes the “gentle genius” whose music inspired such political leaders as John Lewis and Andrew Young and such fellow performers as Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin and Elton John.
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