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IMPRESSIONS Best - Featuring Curtis Mayfield

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IMPRESSIONS: Best - Featuring Curtis Mayfield



Impressions - Best - Featuring Curtis Mayfield CD 1
1: Gypsy Woman
2: Little Young Lover
3: I'm The One Who Loves You
4: It's All Right
5: Minstrel And Queen
6: Girl, You Don't Know Me
7: Thats What Love Will Do
8: I'm So Proud
9: Talking About My Baby
10: Long Long Winter
11: I've Been Trying
12: Keep On Pushing
13: You Must Believe Me
14: Amen
15: Woman's Got Soul
16: We're In Love
17: People Get Ready
18: Meeting Over Yonder
19: I Need You
20: You've Been Cheatin'
21: You Always Hurt Me
22: We're A Winner
23: We're Rolling On


Artikeleigenschaften von IMPRESSIONS: Best - Featuring Curtis Mayfield

  • Interpret: IMPRESSIONS

  • Albumtitel: Best - Featuring Curtis Mayfield

  • Format CD
  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Music Genre Soul
  • Music Style Soul
  • Music Sub-Genre 254 Soul
  • Title Best - Featuring Curtis Mayfield

  • SubGenre R&B Music - Soul

  • EAN: 0008811165925

  • weight in Kg 0.100

Artist description "Impressions"

The Impressions

Gypsy Woman

Without the richly burnished baritone leads of Jerry Butler, who had fronted their soulful breakthrough ballad For Your Precious Love (you'll find it on our 1958 disc), The Impressions were finding it hard to come up with a second hit. Butler had quit the Chicago group amidst jealousy from some members over Vee-Jay Records unexpectedly giving him featured billing on the single.

Chicago native Curtis Mayfield, all of 16 when he played guitar and sang high tenor behind The Ice Man on For Your Precious Love, took over lead duties for The Impressions. He'd attended Wells High School while living in Cabrini-Green, the massive housing project on Chicago's near North Side. Even before that, he doo-wopped with The Alphatones on the West Side and sang hymns with the Northern Jubilee Gospel Singers. That's where he took up guitar, tuning his axe to a very unusual F# chord that gave Mayfield his highly distinctive sound.

The Impressions brought Fred Cash up from Chattanooga, Tennessee to replace Butler. He'd been in The Roosters there along with tenor-singing brothers Arthur and Richard Brooks and baritone Sam Gooden, who now comprised the rest of The Impressions. With Mayfield's airy high tenor out front, the quintet stuck around Vee-Jay's Abner label for a short while, but A&R man Calvin Carter didn't care for Curtis as a front man, so they were dropped. The Impressions made a single for Bandera Records, owned by Vi Muszynski, who had brought them to Vee-Jay in the first place, but Listen didn't reverse their fading fortunes. Curtis took a break to tour as Butler's guitarist, the pair co-writing three major R&B sellers for Jerry at Vee-Jay in 1960-61: the R&B chart-topping He Will Break Your Heart, Find Another Girl, and I'm A Telling You.

"In the writing of them, we would mess around, he would wind up singing the hook with me. So we decided to record 'em that way, and it turned out very well," says Butler. "I think a lot of that had to do with the way Curtis played guitar."

Eddie Thomas brought The Impressions to the major label ABC-Paramount, recording in New York with arranger/conductor Roy Glover, Jr., who decorated Mayfield's exotic Gypsy Woman with castanets and hushed backing. Cut in July of 1961, Gypsy Woman was a #2 R&B/#20 pop hit late that year (another Mayfield ballad, As Long As You Love Me, was its flip side). The Impressions were back.

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