Originally Posted by L.Kizzle
It's not even a white thing.
He's better than Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson (you said Smoke was better, Smoke is not nearly as deep as Curtis), Sly Stone, Sam Cooke, James Brown ect all great black songwriter who most put over Mayfield without a blink.
Bobby Womack is another criminally underrated brother in the singer/songwriter mold as is Willie Hutch and Joe Tex.
Curtis just writes great music, his messages are very deep and his love is strong and he can get you on the dance floor.
I dunno man.... Curtis is dope, just don't agree with you.
I'll leave you with this...