Label: Buddah Records - YS-2750-DA • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Funk / Soul, Stage & Screen • Style: Soundtrack, Soul
It was released as the soundtrack for the Blaxploitation film of the same name. Widely considered a classic of s soul and funk music, Super Fly was a nearly immediate hit. Super Fly is one of the few soundtracks to out-gross the film it accompanied. Super Flyalong with Marvin Gaye 's What's Going Onwas one of the pioneering soul concept albumswith its then-unique socially aware lyrics about poverty and drug abuse making the album stand out. Like What's Going Onthe album was a surprise hit that record executives felt had little chance at significant sales.
Due to its success, Mayfield was tapped for several film soundtracks over the course of the decade. Music critics lauded Super Fly. Christgau also wrote that "these songs speak for and to the ghetto's victims rather than its achievers cf.
Message: both candor and rhythm are essential to Swing And Sway With Sammy Kaye* - Have You Met Miss Jones? / A Strange Loneliness (Shellac) survival". Super Fly ignited an entire genre of music, the blaxploitation soundtrack, and influenced everyone from soul singers to television-music composers for decades to come.
All songs were written and composed by Curtis Mayfield. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Curtis Mayfield. Funk soul. Review: Super Fly. Retrieved Billboard : July Retrieved March 7, — via robertchristgau. Los Angeles Times. The reissue of Super Fly was rated three out Think (Instrumental) - Curtis Mayfield - Super Fly four stars by critic Robert Hilburn.
However, Hilburn concludes the review by explaining that the original would have been rated four stars, barring the additions of the reissue, stating "Yet there isn't enough additional material to justify, for most listeners, a second disc, causing what would be a four-star single-disc package to be docked a star".
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