I’m looking forward to this week’s Bottomless Pit; it’ll be a salute to an iconic American artiste, and one of my favorite of all musical practitioners, the tragically late, and 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 music 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 Millennium Copyright Act, I can do a whole show featuring a single artists’ music, and it’s all transcendent stuff. That’s the Bottomless Pit, Saturday night at 10 EST on WFUV.
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