Hard Times / Listen To Me
Soul Brother Records
this is the first time that this Curtis Mayfield-penned song has been released in the uk; well worth the wait.
Baby Huey drew comparisons to Otis Redding, but a fatal heart attack in 1971 prevented him seeing the fruition of a successful career and the actual release of this glorious track. An original pressing on Curtom originally sold for over £300. “Hard Times” has been sampled over 50 times by artists including A Tribe Called Quest, Lil Wayne, Biz Markie and The Chemical Brothers. “Listen To Me” has been sampled by Eric B & Rakim, Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash and many more.
- Hard Times
- Listen To Me