Favorite "Fly" Songs #2 - "Superfly"

@teamfreak16 (40544)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
January 14, 2017 11:20am CST
Yeah, like this wasn't going to make the cut. #2 in my Favorite "Fly" Songs series is a bona fide classic: "Superfly" by the legendary Curtis Mayfield. Curtis Mayfield had a four decade career, first as a member of The Impressions, and later, a solo career that lasted until his death in 1999. He is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice (The Impressions and solo,) and he is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame as well. Mayfield is also both a Grammy Legend and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. And, twice he has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, for the Impressions song "People get Ready," and the Soundtrack for the movie Superfly. Which brings us to Mayfield's classic album, Superfly. It was quite the success: the soundtrack outgrossed the movie, and reached Top 2 on three different Billboard charts. The title track performed admirably in it's own right, peaking at #8 on Billboard's Hot 100, just four positions lower than the album's first single, "Freddie's Dead." Worth checking out: In 1990, Curtis Mayfield recorded a song with Ice - T called "Superfly 1990." It's really cool! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
http://curtismayfield.com/ Singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer, born 3 June 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, died 26 December 1999 in Roswell, Georgia,...
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@JohnRoberts (52399)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Jan 17
No shocker here. Without a doubt the coolest "fly" song that will make your list. Unless it's Fly Robin Fly lol!
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@teamfreak16 (40544)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
14 Jan 17
You got me! Seriously, I think you'll approve of #1.
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@msiduri (5757)
• United States
17 Jan 17
I remember this from way back when. Gone too soon.
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@msiduri (5757)
• United States
17 Jan 17
@teamfreak16 Too many of the good ones are.
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@amadeo (61960)
• United States
15 Jan 17
yes,this was the best I loved it.Glad that I found your post.I knew missing one.Thank and so good to hear this again
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@teamfreak16 (40544)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Jan 17
I'm glad you like it. I find one every now and then!
@amadeo (61960)
• United States
15 Jan 17
@teamfreak16 this is the best one.
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@Ronrybs (7302)
• London, England
15 Jan 17
I remember this from when it came out and the film too!
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@teamfreak16 (40544)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Jan 17
I didn't get to see the movie until I was older, but I always loved the soundtrack.
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@Ronrybs (7302)
• London, England
16 Jan 17
@teamfreak16 I love 70s music and always keep an ear out so I can fill holes in my collection
@TheHorse (62461)
• Pleasant Hill, California
16 Jan 17
The original was hard not to like.
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@teamfreak16 (40544)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Jan 17
Very true. It's such a classic for a reason!
@FourWalls (12946)
• United States
15 Jan 17
Oh, someone get the defibrillator out, I'm stunned!!! BTW, hope to post tomorrow. Busy travel with a late show last night and an early one tonight.
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@teamfreak16 (40544)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Jan 17
No problem. I'd take live music over this anytime.
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• Preston, England
14 Jan 17
This just had to make the list - I would have been very surprised not to see it here
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@teamfreak16 (40544)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
14 Jan 17
Yeah, there was no way this wasn't going to be on here.
@JolietJake (50087)
• United States
14 Jan 17
AHA!!! The first one of the two I mentioned when this started.
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@teamfreak16 (40544)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
14 Jan 17
I get one right once in awhile!
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@TRBRocks420 (74030)
• Banks, Oregon
15 Jan 17
They don't get much better than Superfly.