Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Butler & The Impressions: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles
Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 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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