Curtis Mayfield There's No Place Like America Today LP (Turquoise Vinyl)
Curtis Mayfield There's No Place Like America Today LP (Turquoise Vinyl)
Genre: Funk
Label: Rhino
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Curtis Mayfield There's No Place Like America Today LP (Turquoise Vinyl)

Curtis Mayfield

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SKU:
RHILP84519
UPC:
603497845194

1975 Funk/R&B Classic On Turquoise Vinyl LP!

Curtis Mayfield was an American soul, rhythm and blues and funk singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is highly regarded as a pioneer of funk and of politically conscious African-American Music. He was also a multi-instrumentalist who played the guitar, bass, piano, saxophone, and drums.

There's No Place Like America Today was released in 1975 and peaked at #120 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, as well as on NME's list of the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.

The title is intended in an ironic way, as illustrated not only by the cover - a grim parody of late-'40s/early-'50s advertising imagery depicting white versus black social reality - but the grim yet utterly catchy and haunting opening number, 'Billy Jack.' A song about gun violence that was years ahead of its time, it's scored to an incisive horn arrangement by Richard Tufo. 'When Seasons Change' is a beautifully wrought account of the miseries of urban life that contains elements of both gospel and contemporary soul. The album's one big song, 'So In Love,' which made number 67 on the pop charts but was a Top Ten soul hit, is only the prettiest of a string of exquisite tracks on the album, including 'Blue Monday People' and 'Jesus' and the soaring finale, 'Love to the People,' broken up by the harder-edged 'Hard Times.'
-Bruce Eder, Allmusic.com, 4/5 stars

Features

  • Turquoise Vinyl
  • Made in Czech Republic

Selections

Side One:

  1. Billy Jack
  2. When Seasons Change
  3. So In Love

Side Two:

  1. Jesus
  2. Blue Monday People
  3. Hard Times
  4. Love To The People
Description

1975 Funk/R&B Classic On Turquoise Vinyl LP!

Curtis Mayfield was an American soul, rhythm and blues and funk singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is highly regarded as a pioneer of funk and of politically conscious African-American Music. He was also a multi-instrumentalist who played the guitar, bass, piano, saxophone, and drums.

There's No Place Like America Today was released in 1975 and peaked at #120 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, as well as on NME's list of the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.

The title is intended in an ironic way, as illustrated not only by the cover - a grim parody of late-'40s/early-'50s advertising imagery depicting white versus black social reality - but the grim yet utterly catchy and haunting opening number, 'Billy Jack.' A song about gun violence that was years ahead of its time, it's scored to an incisive horn arrangement by Richard Tufo. 'When Seasons Change' is a beautifully wrought account of the miseries of urban life that contains elements of both gospel and contemporary soul. The album's one big song, 'So In Love,' which made number 67 on the pop charts but was a Top Ten soul hit, is only the prettiest of a string of exquisite tracks on the album, including 'Blue Monday People' and 'Jesus' and the soaring finale, 'Love to the People,' broken up by the harder-edged 'Hard Times.'
-Bruce Eder, Allmusic.com, 4/5 stars

Features

  • Turquoise Vinyl
  • Made in Czech Republic

Selections

Side One:

  1. Billy Jack
  2. When Seasons Change
  3. So In Love

Side Two:

  1. Jesus
  2. Blue Monday People
  3. Hard Times
  4. Love To The People
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Funk
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
2.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Curtis Mayfield
Title
There's No Place Like America Today
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
1
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
12-15-2020
Release Date
02-10-2021
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
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