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Great music, great cause

People Get Ready: A Tribute to Curtis Mayfield
People Get Ready: A Tribute to Curtis Mayfield
By various artists

Shanachie Records: 1993

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This review first appeared in the August 6, 1993 issue of the North County Blade-Citizen (now North County Times).

Classic R&B composer/performer Curtis Mayfield was recently paralyzed by a freak accident (a piece of stage equipment was blown into the singer during an outdoor show). To help offset his medical bills, a broad group of admirers has put together a collection of some of his best songs.

From Delbert McClinton's Texas blues version of "He Will Break Your Heart" to Angela Strehli's soulful "Got a Right to Cry" to the doo-wop stylings of Huey Lewis & the News on a cover of "It's Alright," this album crackles with great music dedicated to a great cause.