Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield - Kindle

Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield - Kindle magazine cover

A Kindle preview of a recent music biography ...

Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield by Todd Mayfield.

This recently released book written by one of Curtis Mayfields sons Todd Mayfield, has been picking up good reviews. Can get a taste of it all via the Kindle preview that follows below

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 3410 KB
Print Length: 368 pages
Publisher: Chicago Review Press; 1 edition (1 Oct. 2016)

 

Blurb

Curtis Mayfield was one of the seminal vocalists and most talented guitarists of his era, and his music played a vital role in the Civil Rights movement: ""People Get Ready"" is the black anthem of the time. In Traveling Soul , Todd Mayfield tells his famously private father's story in riveting detail. Born into dire poverty, raised in the slums of Chicago, Curtis became a musical prodigy, not only singing like a dream but growing into a brilliant songwriter. In the 1960s he opened his own label and production company and worked with many other top artists, including the Staple Singers and a young Chaka Khan. Curtis's life was famously cut short by an accident that left him paralyzed, but in his declining health he received the long-awaited recognition of the music industry. Passionate, illuminating, vivid, and absorbing, Traveling Soul will doubtlessly take its place among the classics of music biography.

 

Reviews

This book is super fly; people get ready. Library Journal"

This is an affectionate portrait and a fascinating, balanced account of a tormented soul. Publishers Weekly

Traveling Soul provides a long overdue corrective, not only in returning Curtiss legacy into a proper light but also by offering revealing, intimate evaluation of him as a musical leader, business partner, friend, husband, and father. Pitchfork.com

 

About the Author

Todd Mayfield is Curtis Mayfield s second-oldest son. He is an entrepreneur and former financial services executive in Chicago, and manages and promotes his fathers music and legacy. Travis Atria has written over 300 articles for "Paste," "Wax Poetics," "Glide," "Home," "US Weekly," "People," and other publications. 

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