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his masters voice
on 15 August 2007
amount of tracks(not including bonus tracks) :9
oh how these glorious days of black music are missed! there was never a better time than the early 70's. reggae, funk, motown, the philly sound. what great days they were. it makes you see clearly just how far down the plughole black music has travelled from those days to the souless, tuneless dirge they now turn out. this is one of, if not THE, best examples of just how inventive, musical and soulful black music used to be. a razor-sharp collection of songs with wonderful melodies, biting, insightful lyrics and fantastic musicianship. it never really got better than curtis mayfield. every album the man made had some gems on it. this one had it all. makes me wanna march up to the disgraceful 'mobo' awards and shout out, 'listen to this you idiots! this is what its all about! listen to what youve lost!' of course its not only blacks who are turning out such crap these days - white people are giving them more than a run for their money. i guess we just have to face the fact that the age of great music is well and truly gone. theres never been a collection of songs as soulful as this on one album. and the voice! THE VOICE!. make no mistake, curtis was the man. he must be spinning in his grave.