Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Butler & The Impressions: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles
Barney Hoskyns, NME, 16 July 1983
FEW THINGS in this amorphous and inchoate universe are so perfect as Im So Proud or Womans Got Soul – or very nearly any of the songs Curtis Mayfield wrote with The Impressions between 1963 and 1970. As rival peaks, not even the greatest moments of Smokey Robinson – Its Growing, Ooh Baby Baby – touch Mayfields flawless delicacy. Keep On Pushin, Cant Work No Longer ... secular devotionals that sculpt vibrations and sew pearls in air.
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