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Curtis Mayfield: Heartbeat (RSO)

Fred Dellar, New Musical Express, 1 September 1979

IT'S ALWAYS been my contention that Curtis Mayfield doesn't really sing but rather squeezes his voice out over a song. And because I'm a squeeze believer, I just don't believe that it's possible for Mayfield to turn in a poor on-record performance. If he fails, then either the song's wrong, the arrangement's a loser or the producer was a jerk. End of eulogy.

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