Curtis Mayfield

The Definitive Collection [Charly]

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There are a lot of Curtis Mayfield compilations on the market, most of them featuring the same songs, and this two-disc set pretty much follows suit, although that doesn't make it a bad buy. For listeners who want a pretty thorough overview that hits the highlights of his post-Impressions career, then Definitive Collection delivers, but you'll still need to get Superfly and Back to the World, at least, since Mayfield is best-appreciated in the original album format, and you'll need a sampler of his work with the Impressions. So on second thought, skip this and buy the whole catalog. He's that good.

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