“Freddie’s Dead” – Fishbone

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A smokin’ punk-funk cover of Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly classic “Freddie’s Dead” by one of the most energetic bands of the late 1980s-early 1990s. One of the best concerts I ever experienced was seeing Fishbone in 1991. The sound was loud, the strobe lights were enough to send you into seizures, and the walls were sweating. From the 1988 album “Truth and Soul.”

“Move on Up” – Curtis Mayfield

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A pre-“Superfly” solo classic by Curtis Mayfield. The first time I heard this was on the soundtrack for an early 1970s sketch-comedy film called “The Groove Tube” that was a precursor to “Saturday Night Live.”