Seeing as this Saturday’s show is the “Take It Back” episode, I figured I’d keep hitting you with old gems throughout the week in hopes of keeping you smiling and getting you ready for Saturday’s show.
Below we have a live performance of Curtis Mayfield doing “Keep On Keepin’ On” live on the Old Grey Whistle Test, which was a fantastic show on the BBC in the 70s and 80s that was a champion of beautiful music that was not necessarily topping the charts at the time..a real purveyor of the undiscovered gems (and I very much purposely try to carry on this spirit with Soundwaves Radio..you can learn more about the Old Grey Whistle Test here)
The beauty and perfection of Curtis Mayfield was that in addition to his smooth vocals and beautiful harmonies, the man was always painting an ornate narrative of the struggles of the inner city while at the same time reminding folks of their beauty and the light that resided deep within themselves.
Curtis has always been my go-to soundtrack when I need my soul to be uplifted, and I just came across this gem about 30 minutes ago and wanted to share it with you all right away.
I hope you dig it!!
Curtis Mayfield – “Keep On Keepin’ On” (Live on OGWT)