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See also: Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions.

The best album by Curtis Mayfield is Superfly which is ranked number 580 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 3,521.

Curtis Mayfield is ranked number 307 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 6,904.

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Curtis Mayfield best albums

The following albums by Curtis Mayfield are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

SuperflyUnited States Curtis Mayfield
Year of Release:1972Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1972:13Rank Score:3,521
Rank in 1970s142Overall Rank:580
Average Rating:  80/100 (313 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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2.

CurtisUnited States Curtis Mayfield
Year of Release:1970Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1970:25Rank Score:2,848
Rank in 1970s168Overall Rank:700
Average Rating:  79/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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3.

There's No Place Like America TodayUnited States Curtis Mayfield
Year of Release:1975Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1975:116Rank Score:147
Rank in 1970s1,261Overall Rank:7,784
Average Rating:  76/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Curtis/Live!United States Curtis Mayfield
Year of Release:1971Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1971:140Rank Score:136
Rank in 1970s1,323Overall Rank:8,257
Average Rating:  72/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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RootsUnited States Curtis Mayfield
Year of Release:1971Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1971:207Rank Score:79
Rank in 1970s1,940Overall Rank:13,354
Average Rating:  78/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Back To The WorldUnited States Curtis Mayfield
Year of Release:1973Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1973:254Rank Score:59
Rank in 1970s2,249Overall Rank:16,280
Average Rating:  80/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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The Anthology 1961-1977
Compilation
United States Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions
Year of Release:1992Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1992:342Rank Score:46
Rank in 1990s3,800Overall Rank:18,364
Average Rating:  76/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Sweet ExorcistUnited States Curtis Mayfield
Year of Release:1974Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1974:276Rank Score:26
Rank in 1970s2,901Overall Rank:22,583
Average Rating:  74/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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New World OrderUnited States Curtis Mayfield
Year of Release:1997Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1997:528Rank Score:22
Rank in 1990s4,874Overall Rank:23,831
Average Rating:  70/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Got To Find A WayUnited States Curtis Mayfield
Year of Release:1974Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1974:305Rank Score:16
Rank in 1970s3,252Overall Rank:26,801
Average Rating:  70/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 307

This may not be a complete discography for Curtis Mayfield. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Curtis Mayfield best tracks

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1.Move On Up
(from the album Curtis)
 90/100 (72 votes)
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2.Superfly
(from the album Superfly)
 87/100 (50 votes)
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3.Pusherman
(from the album Superfly)
 86/100 (43 votes)
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4.(Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below, We're All Going To Go
(from the album Curtis)
 84/100 (44 votes)
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5.Freddie's Dead
(from the album Superfly)
 84/100 (46 votes)
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6.Little Child Runnin' Wild
(from the album Superfly)
 83/100 (38 votes)
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7.We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue
(from the album Curtis)
 82/100 (33 votes)
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8.No Thing On Me (Cocaine Song)
(from the album Superfly)
 82/100 (34 votes)
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9.Think (Instrumental)
(from the album Superfly)
 82/100 (33 votes)
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10.Give It Up
(from the album Curtis)
 81/100 (33 votes)
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11.Other Side Of Town
(from the album Curtis)
 81/100 (34 votes)
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12.Underground
(from the album Roots)
 81/100 (7 votes)
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13.Give Me Your Love (Love Song)
(from the album Superfly)
 81/100 (35 votes)
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14.Billy Jack
(from the album There's No Place Like America Today)
 81/100 (8 votes)
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15.So In Love
(from the album There's No Place Like America Today)
 80/100 (6 votes)
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16.Keep On Keeping On
(from the album Roots)
 80/100 (7 votes)
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17.Makings Of You
(from the album Curtis)
 80/100 (33 votes)
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18.We Got To Have Peace
(from the album Roots)
 80/100 (8 votes)
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19.Junkie Chase (Instrumental)
(from the album Superfly)
 80/100 (36 votes)
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20.Eddie You Should Know Better
(from the album Superfly)
 80/100 (35 votes)
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Curtis Mayfield ratings

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75/100 (from 25 votes)
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From Willie24 11/03/2013 20:43
Curtis Mayfield is one of the most important contributors to the development of soul and black music. Chicago born Mayfield took the normal soul legend route with his introduction to music coming through local gospel choirs. It was in the choir that Mayfield first met Jerry Butler and together they went on to become members of the Impressions who became one of the major soul acts of the sixties. Mayfield soon established himself as the creative leader of the group, writing material and producing many of their finest songs.

Even during his tenure with the Impressions Mayfield showed himself to be acutely socially and politically aware and, unusually for a sixties soul artist, tried to create songs with meaning and depth. In addition to writing, production and superb vocals Mayfield was also a supreme guitarist and as such ranks alongside Stevie Wonder as the best all round musical talent soul music produced.

Mayfield left the Impressions in 1970 to pursue a solo career but still played an active part in the group acting as their musical director and producer.
Mayfield’s fortunes would take a downward turn as his sincere form of soul music was ignored in favour of the shallowness of the disco boom although he was still in demand as a producer and worked extensively with Aretha Franklin.

Financial troubles related to his record labels haunted Mayfield through the late 70’s and the 80’s were lean years but worse was to come in 1990 when Curtis was crushed by a falling lighting gantry in 1990 which resulted in paralysis from the neck down. The publicity related to the tragedy resulted in increased recognition of Mayfield’s huge contribution to music and resulted in Hall of Fame induction and a ‘Legend’ Grammy award. Despite his paralysis he continued to record until his death in 1999 at the age of 57 and should be remembered as one of the great soul artists
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