Saturday, February 23, 2008

Classic Album Revisited

Curtis Mayfield, the Black Bach, enlisted the help of Gladys Knight and The Pips to record the soundtrack for the motion picture Claudine. Curtis Mayfield's production was impeccable and Glady's vocals were flawless.Curtis wrote songs that spoke to those in the ghetto just trying to hold on and Gladys sang with the conviction of a woman just trying to make it through another day. The album includes the hit songs "On and On", " The Makings of You" and "Mr. Welfare Man."