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Curtis Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American , and , and guitarist from Chicago, Illinois. Mayfield is probably best known for his anthemic music with The Impressions and for the soundtrack to the film Superfly. Perhaps because he didn't cross over to the pop audience as heavily as Motown's stars, it may be that the scope of Curtis Mayfield's talents and contributions have yet to be fully recognized. Judged merely by his records alone, the man's legacy is enormous. Read more about Curtis Mayfield on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.