Thursday, January 20, 2011

Throwback Thursday Vol. 3: Give Me Your Love (Love Song)

Not long after leaving The Impressions to pursue a solo career and to have founded Curtom Records, Curtis Mayfield released Super Fly in 1972 as the soundtrack for the motion picture produced by Gordon Parks having the same name. Super Fly would become one of the most influential recordings in African-American history, as well as a pioneering soul concept record.

The two most notable songs on the album were the hits "Freddie's Dead" and the title track "Superfly". Both songs charted in the top ten of two categories on Billboard. "Pusherman" has been selected among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. One other song that stood out to many was "Give Me your Love (Love Song)".

Fast forward to 2002 and Pete Rock smashes it with C.L. Smooth by using the sample of "Give Me Your Love (Love Song)" for the "Shine On Me" single released on St. Nick Entertainment, and distributed by Fatbeats. This single was a non album cut.

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