Curtis Mayfield

Summer 1972: Curtis Mayfield Soundtracks 'Super Fly'

Curtis Mayfield was never shy about speaking up.

When he left the Impressions and unveiled Curtom, his very own record label, he fired away with masterful songs that only elevated his musical messages further, including "The Other Side of Town," "We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue," "Beautiful Brother of Mine" and "Miss Black America."