Lost Gem: Curtis Mayfield defined the "New World Order"

He is undoubtedly one of the most important artists of the second half of the twentieth century, and the King of Conscious Soul. Curtis Mayfield pulled few punches in his thoughtful, insightful soul music in the 60s and 70s, addressing issues of race, class and justice while at the same time delivering the grooves.

After a tragic stage accident left him paralyzed, Mayfield found his way back to the studio, slowly and painfully creating perhaps his greatest album, the Grammy Award winning New World Order, a turn of the phrase used by George H. W. Bush during his term in the White House. The album was a critical triumph, and delivered poetic masterpieces throughout.

You don’t hear the incredible title song often on the radio, but it sounds as relevant now as it did more than two decades ago. Check out “New World Order,” our latest SoulTracks Lost Gem.

He is undoubtedly one of the most important artists of the second half of the twentieth century, and the King of Conscious Soul. Curtis Mayfield pulled few punches in his thoughtful, insightful soul music in the 60s and 70s, addressing issues of race, class and justice while at the same time delivering the grooves.

After a tragic stage accident left him paralyzed, Mayfield found his way back to the studio, slowly and painfully creating perhaps his greatest album, the Grammy Award winning New World Order, a turn of the phrase used by George H. W. Bush during his term in the White House. The album was a critical triumph, and delivered poetic masterpieces throughout.

You don’t hear the incredible title song often on the radio, but it sounds as relevant now as it did more than two decades ago. Check out “New World Order,” our latest SoulTracks Lost Gem.

Curtis Mayfield – “New World Order”

 

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