Revered contributor to gospel, soul, and funk music.
“Curtis Mayfield is to soul music what Bach was to the classic, and Gershwin and Irving Berlin were to pop music; a soul laureate and catalyst and the heart and soul of a song and a people.”
As a songwriter and producer, Curtis Mayfield worked with many Chicago soul notables like Gene Chandler, Jerry Butler, Major Lance (father of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms) and Billy Butler.
The most transcendent artist to come out of the soul genre.
The Queen of Soul.
The High Priestess of Soul.
The King of Soul and Stax Records' greatest icon.
The genre and decade-spanning hit makers from Cincinnati.
Soul music's unassuming everyman.
The Reverend Al
One of the greatest composers and performers of soul ever.
Writer, producer, performer and self-titled "Black Moses."
The epitome of Philly Soul.
The term covers subgenres like hard bop and free jazz.
Black music finely crafted and packaged for the masses.
Combines rhythm & blues and gospel music styles.
Soul gets high.
Rock loses the roll but gains amplitude and attitude.