A Man Like Curtis is a Documentary programme.

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A Man Like Curtis: Move On Up

Series 1, episode 2

Lenny Kravitz continues the profile of soul singer Curtis Mayfield, looking at how his songs were taken up by the civil rights movement in 1960s America, with tracks by the Impressions including Choice of Colors, My Country, I'm So Proud and We're a Winner. In 1970, Curtis began his solo career with (Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below We're All Going to Go, a protest song confronting ghetto life with a realism that had rarely been heard on record. He also toughened up his guitar work, incorporating some of the best features of psychedelic rock and funk and in 1971 he enjoyed his biggest UK success with Move on Up, but which surprisingly did not chart in America. First broadcast in 2009