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Curtis Mayfield

Craig Werner, Goldmine, 4 July 1997

CURTIS MAYFIELD’S voice sinks to a whisper as he recalls the lyrics from one of his greatest songs: "I’ve got my strength and it don’t make no sense not to keep on pushing." If you’re looking for a one-sentence summation of what soul music is all about, it would be hard to do better. It’s a vision that inspired the marchers of the '60s and continues to speak to many wandering the wilderness of the nineties. Mayfield savors the line: "Keep on pushing."

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