Apr 10, 2013

Before & After: Aware of Love by Curtis Mayfield

I can't think of one single song/performance that combines such maturity, masculinity without being macho, regality, and just downright dignified soul. Originally performed & released in 1961 by then ex-Impressions vocalist, Jerry Butler, this Mayfield-penned tune was later redone by the Impressions in 1967. Their version, with Sam Gooden taking the lead, was ALMOST as good.

Before: Jerry Butler - Aware of Love (1961)

After: The Impressions - Aware of Love (1967)

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