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Performer: Curtis Mayfield
Title: Roots
Released: 1974
Country: US
Style: Soul
Category: Funk
Album rating: 4.5
Votes: 152
Size MP3: 1755 mb
Size FLAC: 1339 mb
Size WMA: 1679 mb
Other formats: AC3 XM AUD MP1 RA MP3 AAC

Roots is Curtis Mayfield’s second studio album, released in October 1971 (see 1971 in music). soul sounds heard up to that time".

Keep On Keeping On, 05:08. Beautiful Brother of Mine, 07:27. Now Your're Gone, 06:52.

Perhaps this was a conscious move from Mayfield, after all the album is called 'Roots. And if he is looking back, then we are treated to nods toward the blues 'Now You're Gone' (albeit with an interesting string arrangement and his full horn-sound) and even The Impressions, on my favourite piece on the album, 'We Got to Have Piece. Lifted as a single, it brings everything together so well, closing with a sax solo over a fade. It's very easy to look back on an artist's oeuvre, from forty years after, and pick out highlights

Curtis Mayfield's express train kept chugging on with his seacond solo album. Album cover and title aside this album finds Curtis covering somewhat similar stylistic ground as far as the music is concerned (Superfly was still a year away) and you can hear that on the opener "Get Down" and the other hit single from the album "Beautiful Brother Of Mine" have a similar music sound to the opener of his debut album,the former. Even though a lot of people might find this album having some obvious similarities to the debut this,along with each solo album Curtis Mayfield would deliver in the 70's would make strong melodic,rhythmic and thematic steps forward from where it started and set the stage for whatever was yet to come.

Curtis Mayfield (Canadian football). Curtis Mayfield is a former record setting Canadian Football League wide receiver. After playing college football at Oklahoma State, Mayfield was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 10th round of the 1991 NFL Draft.

It's album that encourages social awareness as much as it makes you want to get up and dance. Peppers of 70's soul. However, with Roots, Mayfield lays everything on the table. No other album could give you the sweet melody of Stevie Wonder and yet have a more righteous tone than Marvin Gaye. This album is Curtis, the artist, producer, and activist at his best. The vocals are high and are delivered in his trademark voice that almost sounds like a whisper. With them Mayfield paints the picture of life after the Civil Rights Act. This was key when experimenting with this brand of funk.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Get Down 5:45
A2 Keep On Keeping On 5:08
A3 Underground 5:15
A4 We Got To Have Peace 4:44
B1 Beautiful Brother Of Mine 7:23
B2 Now You're Gone
Written-By – Joseph Scott
6:50
B3 Love To Keep You In My Mind 3:38

Credits

  • Producer, Written-By – Curtis Mayfield

Notes

Originally released in 1971 on Curtom.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CRS 8009 Curtis Mayfield Roots ‎(LP, Album) Curtom CRS 8009 US 1971
CRS 8009 Curtis Mayfield Roots ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Curtom CRS 8009 US 1971
2318 045 Curtis Mayfield Roots ‎(LP, Album) Buddah Records 2318 045 Brazil 1972
CPCD 8037 Curtis* Roots ‎(CD, Album, RE) Charly Records CPCD 8037 UK 1996
CRS 8009 Curtis Mayfield Roots ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Curtom CRS 8009 US 1971

Tracklist

A1 Get Down 5:45
A2 Keep On Keeping On 5:08
A3 Underground 5:15
A4 We Got To Have Peace 4:44
B1 Beautiful Brother Of Mine 7:23
B2 Now You're Gone 6:50
B3 Love To Keep You In My Mind 3:48

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Phonogram
  • Printed By – Αδελφοί Ν. Πιτσιλού Ο.Ε.

Credits

  • Arranged By – John Pate*, Riley Hampton
  • Backing Vocals – Leroy Hutson, Michael Hawkins
  • Contractor [Musical Contractor] – Marv Heiman*
  • Copyist – John Pate, Jr.
  • Engineer [Master Engineer] – Roger Anfinsen
  • Management [Manager] – Marv Stuart
  • Photography By [Back Cover] – Dan Moriarty
  • Photography By [Front Cover] – Gil Ross
  • Producer – Curtis Mayfield
  • Rhythm Section – Craig*, Henry*, Lucky , Tyrone*
  • Written-By – Curtis Mayfield, Joseph Scott (tracks: B2)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ΒΙΕΜ

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CRS 8009 Curtis Mayfield Roots ‎(LP, Album) Curtom CRS 8009 US 1971
CRS 8009 Curtis Mayfield Roots ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Curtom CRS 8009 US 1971
2318 045 Curtis Mayfield Roots ‎(LP, Album) Buddah Records 2318 045 Brazil 1972
CPCD 8037 Curtis* Roots ‎(CD, Album, RE) Charly Records CPCD 8037 UK 1996
CRS 8009 Curtis Mayfield Roots ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Curtom CRS 8009 US 1971


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