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Old 08-05-2012, 01:15 AM   #1
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Default Curtis Mayfield is the greatest songwriter ever.



First off all, today would have been the mans 70th birthday so happy birthday to you.

And second of all, he is the greatest songwriter in popular music (or in the Rock & Roll era.) Even better than Bob Dylan and those Beatle boys. His social conscious music he created was just as important as Bob Dylan's. For every "Blowing In The Wind" or "Rolling Stone" there is a "People Get Ready" or "Don't Worry If There's A Hell Below,We're All Gonna Go."

I'll put his discography against anyone's and he'll take them down. Neil Young, Paul Simon, Prince, Sly Stone, anyone.


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We People Who Are Darker Than Blue
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:17 AM   #2
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Superfly is easily a top 10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJkjVfOcIxs
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I love Curtis Mayfield, but lets not get carried away.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:22 AM   #4
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I love Curtis Mayfield, but lets not get carried away.
Victim number one, prove why he is not?
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Victim number one, prove why he is not?

proving something of that nature is no easy task. I guess to do as you ask, I would have to cite popular opinion, critics reviews, my own personal taste, and most importantly your extreme bias and agenda driven (albeit entertaining) posting record.

All of those things would easily deconstruct the premise you stated in the OP.

However, the burden of proof is on you my young negro warrior. this is your thesis, and I am betting a pound note that you would find great difficulty (read: impossibility) defending it.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:37 AM   #6
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proving something of that nature is no easy task. I guess to do as you ask, I would have to cite popular opinion, critics reviews, my own personal taste, and most importantly your extreme bias and agenda driven (albeit entertaining) posting record.

All of those things would easily deconstruct the premise you stated in the OP.

However, the burden of proof is on you my young negro warrior. this is your thesis, and I am betting a pound note that you would find great difficulty (read: impossibility) defending it.
You can prove me wrong by stating first off, why he isn't the best. Then coming with an artist and some of their body of work.

I'll listen to the lyrics and see for myself.
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proving something of that nature is no easy task. I guess to do as you ask, I would have to cite popular opinion, critics reviews, my own personal taste, and most importantly your extreme bias and agenda driven (albeit entertaining) posting record.

All of those things would easily deconstruct the premise you stated in the OP.

However, the burden of proof is on you my young negro warrior. this is your thesis, and I am betting a pound note that you would find great difficulty (read: impossibility) defending it.

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I say Sauce Money is the greatest song writer.

(joke, you know, ha ha)
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man....babyface is like 10x better!!!
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Having a hard time with the strings here.

Marie.....sad, sad song
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Having a hard time with the strings here.

Marie.....sad, sad song
There you go.

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Default Re: Curtis Mayfield is the greatest songwriter ever.

Sauce Money wrote "I'll Be Missing You" performed by Diddy (in memory of BIG). So everyone can just bow down and admit Sauce Money is the greatest writer out there.

(I'm still joking here)
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