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Curtis Mayfield

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For November 16

by Marshall Crenshaw

I'm looking forward to this week's The Bottomless Pit. It will be a salute to an iconic American artiste — and one of my favorite of all musical practitioners — the tragically late, phenomenally great Curtis Mayfield.

Curtis wrote tons of classic hits for artists like Jerry Butler, Major Lance, Aretha Franklin and many more. During the 1960s, he created some of the most quintessential songs of the decade with The Impressions and did the same in the 1970s as a solo artist.