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New Kent Cd - People Get Ready: The Curtis Mayfield Songbook - VA (Songwriter Series)

New Kent Cd - People Get Ready: The Curtis Mayfield Songbook - VA (Songwriter Series) magazine cover

 People Get Ready: The Curtis Mayfield Songbook - VA (Songwriter Series) is Kent Records latest addition to its long running 'Songwriter Series'.

Billed as 'An extensive overview of the words and music of Chicago’s Gentle Genius Of Soul', this cd focuses on Curtis Mayfield. Offering a select selection from his vast catalogue of songs.

A brief clip from the release notes by Tony Rounce says it all.

The “Gentle Genius” from Chicago’s Cabrini-Green projects wrote for the romantic, and also for the revolutionary. His songs spoke to his people, and for his people. Many of his biggest successes as writer carry important social messages, others simply say “you are beautiful and I love you”. All of them are finely crafted masterpieces that confirm Curtis’ standing as one of the great creators of 20th century popular song.

The full release notes can be read via the Ace website - tap to visit


 People Get Ready: The Curtis Mayfield Songbook - VA (Songwriter Series)  CDTOP 506

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A glossy 20-page booklet featuring images and detailed notes written by Tony Rounce.






01  Gypsy Woman - The Impressions
02  The Monkey Time - The Miracles
03  Behind The Curtains - Jan Bradley
04  Rainbow (Alt) - Gene Chandler
05  Mama Didn't Lie - The Orlons
06  Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um - Major Lance
07  I've Been Trying - Jerry Butler
08  Queen Majesty - The Techniques
09  It's All Over - Walter Jackson
10  He Will Break Your Heart - Freddie Scott
11  People Get Ready - Dionne Warwick
12  That's What Love Will Do - The Gaylads
13  Man's Temptation - The Jackson 5
14  Give Me Your Love - Barbara Mason
15  Need To Belong To Someone - Isaac Hayes
16  I'm So Proud - The Main Ingredient
17  Make Me Believe In You - Patti Jo
18  Keep On Keeping On (UK single edit) - Curtis Mayfield
19  The Makings Of You - Gladys Knight & The Pips
20  Let's Do It Again (Single edit) - The Staple Singers
21  Look Into Your Heart (Single edit) - Aretha Franklin
22  Never Stop Loving Me - Keni Burke
23  Giving Him Something He Can Feel - En Vogue
24  Hard Times - John Legend & The Roots featuring Black Thought



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