Tag Archives: Curtis Mayfield

Bed Peace: A KEXP Video Roundup

John Lennon and Yoko Ono were certainly not the only ones singing for peace, and many have and will join them in the decades to come. As KEXP gathers for a Bed-In for Peace in the Gathering Space, starting at 8:00 AM, here on the blog, we’ve gathered some of our favorite songs about loveRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Scratchmaster Joe

Seattle’s Joe Martinez brings old-school skills into a contemporary world every time he gets behind his beloved turntables as Scratchmaster Joe to unleash his wildly unpredictable sets. The renowned turntablist has competed in DJ battles all over the world, and his workmanlike philosophy towards DJ culture has found Scratchmaster Joe hosting a multitude of DJRead more…

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Video Roundup: KEXP’s Got Soul!

KEXP’s always got soul, but this Friday, May 13th, it’ll be nothing but, as we celebrate Stevie Wonder’s 66th birthday with KEXP Soul Day! Throughout the day, John, Cheryl, and Kevin will be joined by guest DJs like the Emerald City Soul Club, and KEXP DJs Hans, Johnny Horn of Preachin’ the Blues, and GregRead more…

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KEXP Documentaries: Civil Rights Songs – People Get Ready

Curtis Mayfield started out in music at the age of 7, singing in his grandma’s church in Chicago. He taught himself guitar, keyboard, piano, saxophone and drums. When he was 14 he wrote a song “Gypsy Woman” that would later hit the top of the charts. And at 16, he dropped out of high schoolRead more…

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