I'm looking forward to this week's The Bottomless Pit. It will be a salute to an iconic American artiste — and one of my favorite of all musical practitioners — the tragically late, phenomenally great Curtis Mayfield.
Curtis wrote tons of classic hits for artists like Jerry Butler, Major Lance, Aretha Franklin and many more. During the 1960s, he created some of the most quintessential songs of the decade with The Impressions and did the same in the 1970s as a solo artist.
This is one of those rare instances when, despite the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, I can do a whole show featuring a single artist's music, and it's all transcendent stuff.
That's The Bottomless Pit, Saturdays at 10pm EST on 90.7FM WFUV and streaming online.
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