Posted in music | tour dates on April 3, 2012

Curtis Mayfield

July 20th at Lincoln Center in NYC:

"The product of a collaboration between Lincoln Center Festival and the Mayfield estate, this one-night-only event pays tribute to the late Curtis Mayfield, an iconic Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member whose music served as a soundtrack to the civil rights movement, introducing poetry and moral affirmation into pop, soul, funk, and R&B. A roster of special guest artists from across decades and styles--including Mavis Staples, Aloe Blacc, Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and more to be announced--joins The Impressions, the inimitable vocal soul group Mayfield led early in his career, along with a 14-piece house band under the musical directorship of guitarist Binky Griptite of the funk-infused Dap-Kings."
Tickets are on sale.

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Comments (7)

if done right, this will be dope

Posted by Anonymous | April 3, 2012 3:48 PM

^ Unfortunately they mostly never are and while having some moments as a whole they are unsatisfying.

Posted by Anonymous | April 3, 2012 4:19 PM

Hey Curtis! Get ready to roll over in your grave!

Posted by Anonymous | April 3, 2012 6:00 PM

This has the potential of being a very good show!

Posted by Gemini | April 3, 2012 8:59 PM

Precisely why I avoided the Brian Eno tribute earlier this year. I didn't need one of my favorite albums ruined by schlocky cover versions (to be fair, I'm only assuming it's "schloky cover versions").

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 9:18 AM

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Posted by How to Make Money Fast | July 9, 2012 12:30 AM

I just love his smile

Posted by jordon | August 3, 2013 7:00 PM

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