Curtis Mayfield, Oral History

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Curtis Mayfield, Oral History

Description

Curtis Mayfield, singer, composer, member of the original Impressions vocal group, looking back on his history and motivations in 1995. The interviewer was Omar Neal, of 1600 AM WXVI radio in Montgomery Alabama.

Creator

Curtis Mayfield
Omar Neal

Publisher

Birmingham Black Radio Museum

Date

1995

Contributor

Bob Friedman
Joe Wright
Emily Bibb

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JPG
MP3
PDF

Language

English

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Interviewer

Omar Neal

Interviewee

Curtis Mayfield

Transcription

Transcript from audio snippet:

Omar Neal: Talk about your experience with The Impressions how you got with them and how that came about.

Curtis Mayfield: Well when I met The Impressions I think I was about 12, 13 years old and actually we started out as The Roosters…

ON: The Roosters..

CM: Fellas out of Chattanooga, TN, came up to Chicago looking for a break and they in turn met Jerry Butler whom I sang with years ago when I was about 7, 8 years old in my grandmother’s church. we were known as the Northern Jubilees. Anyway we somehow, we all hooked up together, I hadn’t seen Jerry in years. And I managed to move to the near north side which was known as Cabrini Green you might have heard about...

ON: Yeah I’ve heard..

CM: Carbrini Green from one of the movies called “Good Times” with Jay Jay...

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Curtis Mayfield.jpg
Curtis Mayfield 2 min.mp3
Curtis Mayfield iv by Omar Neal 1995 Transcription.pdf

Citation

Curtis Mayfield and Omar Neal, “Curtis Mayfield, Oral History,” The Birmingham Black Radio Museum, accessed April 23, 2018, http://thebbrm.org/document/85.

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