Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield

Chicago Review Press
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Curtis Mayfield was one of the seminal vocalists and most talented guitarists of his era, and his music played a vital role in the civil rights movement: "People Get Ready" was the black anthem of the time. In Traveling Soul, Todd Mayfield tells his famously private father's story in riveting detail. Born into dire poverty, raised in the slums of Chicago, Curtis became a musical prodigy, not only singing like a dream but growing into a brilliant songwriter. In the 1960s he opened his own label and production company and worked with many other top artists, including the Staple Singers. Curtis's life was famously cut short by an accident that left him paralyzed, but in his declining health he received the long-awaited recognition of the music industry. Passionate, illuminating, vivid, and absorbing, Traveling Soul will doubtlessly take its place among the classics of music biography.
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Todd Mayfield is Curtis Mayfield's second oldest son. He is an entrepreneur and former financial services executive in Chicago, and promotes his father's music and legacy. Travis Atria has written over 300 articles for Paste, Wax Poetics, Glide, Home, US Weekly, People, and other publications. He owns a recording studio in New York City and is the vocalist and guitarist of Morningbell. He lives in Gainesville, Florida.
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Publisher
Chicago Review Press
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Published on
Oct 1, 2016
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781613736821
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians
Music / Individual Composer & Musician
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