Saturday, September 6, 2008

move on up!



photograph by kathleen foster.

For Any Major Dude with Half a Heart, and Dr. Wayne.

From Wiki:

"Mayfield taught himself how to play guitar, and by instinct he tuned
the guitar to the black keys of the piano, which gave him the distinctive open F-sharp tuning -
F#, A#, C#, F#, A#, F# - that he used throughout his career."

CURTIS MAYFIELD: RIGHT ON FOR THE DARKNESS from "Back To The World" LP (Curtom) 1973 (US)

CURTIS MAYFIELD: MOVE ON UP from "Curtis" LP (Curtom) 1970 (US)

PURCHASE MOVE ON UP: THE SINGLES ANTHOLOGY

2 comments:

Any major dude with half a heart said...

Oh man, Move On Up is fantastic. A member of a message board I dabble in recently discovered the song as a hang-over pick-me-up -- which is exactly what I used it for back in my partying days.

ib said...

definitely hard to beat as a medicinal tonic; Nearly 9 minutes - in this extended mix - of sparkling vitality!