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Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions – We’re A Winner, Movin’ On Up! (CMAN Edit)

Without a doubt one of my favourite Curtis songs, not just cause it’s such a brilliant, uplifting track but also because of it’s importance in history.
This track was one was of many inspiring soundtracks in the 60’s leading and empowering black people on social/political consciousness and equality through the civil rights movement era. During this time, artists had to tread carefully by being more creative in their lyrics rather than directly straight shoot the social inequalities at the time (or it simply wouldn’t be played by radio stations). Artists such as Marvin Gaye, Curtis, James Brown and many others took a positive approach towards black pride, and the revolution cause, but their message was clear.

I didn’t want to mess with edit too much (outta respect), but damn – 2:20 mins is just not long enough!
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