Song of the Day: Curtis Mayfield, “Super Fly”

The 1972 blaxploitation film Super Fly starred Ron O’Neal and featured a soundtrack by former Impressions member Curtis Mayfield. Two songs from the soundtrack were released as singles, "Freddie’s Dead" in 1972 (#4 Hot 100, #2 Soul chart), and the title track, which reached #8 on the Hot 100 and #5 on the Soul chart in 1973.

13 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Curtis Mayfield, “Super Fly”

  1. Hi John – thanks for sharing this … I didn’t know much about him – so I’ve got a little more background now. So interesting … thank you – Hilary

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  2. A couple of years ago my son and I went to see this movie at a theater that was showing it. Seeing it on the big screen was really cool…and the music of course was great.

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      1. I agree and it was awful about what happened to him. This is a great album…forget the soundtrack part…just great through and through.

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