Favorite Soundtrack Albums #3 - Superfly

@teamfreak16 (41175)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
September 30, 2017 1:55pm CST
We are getting close to the end now. We've reached the podium in my Favorite Soundtrack Albums series: the #3 spot belongs to Superfly by the late, great Curtis Mayfield. Superfly, the soundtrack for the 1972 film of the same title, is Curtis Mayfield's masterpiece, both written and produced by himself. A classic album, it was one of a handful of soundtracks that actually out-grossed it's movie. The album, into which Mayfield injected a strong anti-drug point of view (Superfly is about a drug dealer trying to go straight, in case you didn't know.) The album spawned two smash hit singles, "Superfly," which reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Freddie's Dead," which peaked at #4. The album itself spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200, and six weeks atop what was then called the Black Album chart (Don't get me started on this. Who cares if it's a "black record?" If it's good, it's good.) It also landed on the Jazz chart, peaking at #2. I've linked to Mayfield performing "Freddie's Dead" on Soul Train. Enjoy! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
Wow I remember this movie (superfly) being made around my block, 125th street & 12th avenue near the hudson piers...& I saw a few of 'Freddies" on my block a...
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@TRBRocks420 (79672)
• Banks, Oregon
30 Sep
Awesome song and, love superfly.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Sep
The entire album is classic.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Sep
The entire album is classic.
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@crossbones27 (20300)
• Redlands, California
30 Sep
Like it, sounds fun and brings a message at the same time. Why can't modern pop and hip hop musicians learn to do the same.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Sep
Seems like a lot of people don't want to hear something with a message these days.
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• Redlands, California
30 Sep
@teamfreak16 True, and who am I to say, these people get mega rich doing the opposite of what I think they should do. Why I am poor and they are rich.
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@amadeo (67831)
• United States
30 Sep
that is a great one there.I do remember this one and I am old
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Sep
I was a kid when this came out.
@amadeo (67831)
• United States
30 Sep
@teamfreak16 a young pup there.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
1 Oct
I had 45's of Freddie and Superfly
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 Oct
I had the album on 8-Track.
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@andriaperry (53609)
• United States
1 Oct
Love this song and the movie.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 Oct
Both are classic!
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@JohnRoberts (60307)
• Los Angeles, California
30 Sep
Very super cool. Remember this when it was new. I am old!
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Sep
I was around eight when it came out.
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• United States
30 Sep
More fond memories..a good time in my life with this song Scott..good ol Curtis. RIP