CURTIS MAYFIELD Superfly (1972/1997)

Superfly (1972/1997)
2CD Edition With Demos And Outtakes

The mother of all blaxploitation soundtracks, from one of soul/R&B’s most consistently excellent artists. Yeah, there are other great black film scores, Shaft, Trouble Man, Black Caesar… but the smooth, soulful Superfly, and more specifically Curtis Mayfield, has no peer. Truth be told, this 2CD edition is a bit of a stretch. The original 70s album and almost all of this set’s instrumentals and demos would have fit onto a single CD. But label wiz kids added a 7 minute spoken word interview as an excuse to stretch this 25th Anniversary Edition to a higher price point. No matter. It’s all good… and we’re not jacking up the price here. Find it used, cheap at Amazon, HERE.


1
Little Child Runnin‘ Wild (5:27)
Pusherman (5:06)
Freddie’s Dead (5:30)
Junkie Chase (Instrumental) (1:41)
Give Me Your Love (4:20)
Eddie You Should Know Better (2:21)
No Thing On Me (Cocaine Song) (4:58)
Think (Instrumental) (3:49)
Superfly (4:00)
Freddie’s Dead (Theme From “Superfly“) (3:21)
Superfly (Single Mix) (3:09)

2
Ghetto Child (Demo)
(3:19)
Pusherman (Alternate Mix) (6:11)
Freddie’s Dead (Instrumental) (4:48)
Junkie Chase (Full Length) (4:18)
No Thing On Me (Cocaine Song) (Instrumental) (4:37)
Militant March (0:55)
Eddie You Should Know Better (Instrumental) (2:17)
Radio Spot # 1 (0:28)
Underground (Demo) (3:14)
Check Out Your Mind (Instrumental) (4:06)
Radio Spot #2 (0:28)
Curtis Mayfield (On Superfly Film & Songwriting) (7:03)

 

14 Comments

  • 1
    klf
    January 13, 2010 - 02:44 | Permalink

    Thank you!! It's cold, here, in PA. It'll be nice to play this in a few minutes . . .

  • 2
    Chas Peterson
    January 13, 2010 - 06:28 | Permalink

    Thanks man!!!
    i swear I just went poking around for this yesterday.

  • 3
    Capt. Willard
    January 13, 2010 - 02:28 | Permalink

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  • 4
    Art Ducko
    January 13, 2010 - 09:10 | Permalink

    Thanks, Willard, for this superb slice of funk. Just saw the newest (& very excellent) American Masters show on PBS about the life of Sam Cooke. Anything in the vaults featuring him?

  • 5
    marram62
    January 13, 2010 - 09:26 | Permalink

    thanks willard for this. keep up the good work!

  • 6
    Lauralee
    January 13, 2010 - 10:41 | Permalink

    Thanks!
    This will be my theme music as I walk down the street today…..
    Everybody needs theme music….lol

  • 7
    Curty Ray
    January 14, 2010 - 12:29 | Permalink

    One of the greatest soundtracks ever produced. Mayfield brings his well crafted lyrics and funky fresh guitar to the table on this one and scores big! The world is a sadder place with out Curtis Mayfield.

  • 8
    Capt. Willard
    January 14, 2010 - 14:39 | Permalink

    Right-O Curty. I remember how sad and beautiful his last album, New World Order was. Recorded after being paralyzed, Curtis tapes the vocals line by line, one at a time, and he still sounded good. Thanks for all the comments.

  • 9
    Anonymous
    January 16, 2010 - 02:59 | Permalink

    This is great stuff! I was into it as a kid way back when and it's good to re-visit Mr. Mayfield via your fine blog. Thanks, boboquisp

  • 10
    Timmy
    January 24, 2010 - 23:25 | Permalink

    Bad as bitch's in the bed. Thanx……

  • 11
    Russ
    July 8, 2013 - 14:20 | Permalink

    Hi, Cap’n. Your referral to this release in a recent Curtis / New World Order article led me here, but, alas, DF has removed the file for Disc 1. I would appreciate if you could re-up this sometime. I’m sure you’re probably quite busy with other axed links from your comments in the C-box. Thanks very much!

    • 12
      Willard
      July 8, 2013 - 17:43 | Permalink

      New link up, thanks.

  • 13
    Zach
    July 17, 2013 - 12:37 | Permalink

    You’re the best, Willard. Thanks!!!

  • 14
    Dave
    September 30, 2013 - 19:41 | Permalink

    Thanks!

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