~ Release group by Curtis Mayfield


Curtis is the debut album by American soul/funk artist Curtis Mayfield, released in September 1970. Produced by Mayfield, it was released on his own label Curtom Records. The musical styles of Curtis moved further away from the pop-soul sounds of Mayfield's previous group The Impressions and featured more of a funk and psychedelia inspired sound. The album's subject matter incorporates political and social concerns of the time.

Curtis sold well at the time charting at number one on the Billboard Black albums (for five nonconsecutive weeks) and number nineteen on the Billboard Pop albums charts. Only the single "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go" charted. Curtis receives very high praise from modern day critics with Bruce Eder of Allmusic commenting that the record is "...practically the "Sgt. Pepper's" album of '70s soul..."

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Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Curtis 12" Vinyl 8 Curtom Records CRS 8005
Curtis CD 8 Curtom Records CUR 2012
Curtis Vinyl 8 Sequel Records NEMLP 965 5023224096517
Curtis CD 17 Rhino (reissue label aka Rhino Entertainment & Rhino Records) 8122-79932-2 081227993221
Curtis CD 17 Rhino (reissue label aka Rhino Entertainment & Rhino Records) R2 79932 081227993221
Curtis CD 8 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 781 821797078160
Curtis CD 8 Warner Music Japan WPCR-27702 4943674164844


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