Twice is nice.
Curtis Mayfield may be a rare double inductee, but his music is also a two-for-one deal: sharp social commentary mixed with compulsively danceable grooves.
Diddy Inducts Curtis MayfieldSean 'Diddy' Combs Inducts Curtis Mayfield at the 1999 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Curtis Mayfield Acceptance Speech00:01:27
Curtis Mayfield's Family and Manager Accept on His Behalf00:03:11
"People Get Ready"00:05:24
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Hall of Fame Essay
Asked once by an interviewer if he was a spiritual person, Curtis Mayfield smiled and said, “I think all human beings are spiritual.” That good opinion of others has stood him — and all of us — in good stead over four decades of music making.
Influenced deeply by the church of his grandmother, the Reverend AB. Mayfield, and surrounded by gospel music since childhood, Curtis Mayfield would find creativity, selfhood and community forever intertwined in his career.
nobody ever had more soul than my man, Curtis Mayfield
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