For those of you who are famliar with the work of Curtis Mayfield with the Impressions, Gladys Knight (Claudine) Mavis Staples(Lets Do It Again) then lets get ready to Rumble! I got a secret to tell you about a box set of hidden and forgotten gems that you must hear !
This three cd set brings out the Curtis Mayfield that many folks outside of Chicago and the Midwest really don't know about. This set is pure Chicago Soul. Included in this primo offering are sets by the 5 Stairsteps, Gene (Duke of Earl) Chandler, The Notations, Major Lance, Natural Four and Leroy Hutson.
You also have early tracks by Donny Hathaway, June Conquest, Linda Clifford and The Jones Girls. This is not some obscure throw away set of newly recorded versions of old songs but the seemingly entire history of Chicago Soul wrapped up in one of the best compiled box sets I ever bought. Starting in the late sixties and moving on until about 1980, this is without a doubt one of the best examples and accounts of Chicago Soul and black radio during that period.
Hail, Hail Curtis, the gangs all here.......ooops did I mention that also appearing are Rasputins Stash, The Stridells,Fred Wesly and Ed (Lets get It On )Townsend. This set is a bona-fide treat. The Curtom Story: We're a Winner I dont normally recommend box sets but when I do.............