Curtis Mayfield (Curtis Lee Mayfield , Chicago, Illinois, June 3, 1942 - Roswell, Georgia, December 26, 1999) was an American soul
and rhythm and blues
and guitarist. Mayfield is probably best known for his anthemic music with The Impressions
and for the soundtrack to the blaxploitation
film Superfly. Perhaps because he didn't cross over to the pop audience as heavily as Motown's stars, it may be that the scope of Curtis Mayfield's talents and contributions have yet to be fully recognized.