Editors’ Notes Even those who'd been following Curtis Mayfield's post-Impressions solo work must have been floored by Superfly upon its appearance in 1972. Taking on the job of scoring a blaxploitation flick about a dope dealer with hopes of escaping the game, Mayfield made his subtlest and yet most forceful statement yet. Backed by his tight band and the occasional widescreen orchestral arrangement, he brought philosophy, sympathy, and an angry knowledge of the cost of the life. This was a sound that simmered - like Al Green's work of the same period, it wasn't the hardest funk, but denying its power would be a fool's errand. Over the years, the slinky, boasting "Pusherman" has become almost as well known as the title single and "Freddie's Dead." In fact, all of Superfly continues to resound mightily in a new century.

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Little Child Runnin' Wild
1
5:26
 
Pusherman
2
5:05
 
Freddie's Dead
3
5:29
 
Junkie Chase (Instrumental)
4
1:40
 
Give Me Your Love (Love Song)
5
4:20
 
Eddie You Should Know Better
6
2:20
 
No Thing On Me (Cocaine Song)
7
4:58
 
Think (Instrumental)
8
3:48
 
Superfly
9
4:00
 
Freddie's Dead (Theme from "Superfly") [Single Mix Version]
10
3:20
 
Superfly (Single Mix)
11
3:08
 
Ghetto Child (Demo Version of "Little Child Runnin' Wild")
12
3:18
 
Pusherman (Alternate Mix With Horns)
13
6:10
 
Freddie's Dead (Instrumental Version)
14
4:48
 
Junkie Chase (Instrumental) [Full-Length Version]
15
4:18
 
No Thing On Me (Cocaine Song) [Instrumental Version]
16
4:36
 
Militant March
17
0:54
 
Eddie You Should Know Better (Instrumental Film Score Version)
18
2:17
 
Radio Spot #1
19
0:28
 
Underground (Superfly-esque Demo Version, 1970)
20
3:13
 
Check Out Your Mind (Instrumental Studio Jam)
21
4:06
 
Radio Spot #2
22
0:28
 
Curtis Mayfield On "Superfly" Film & Songwriting
23
7:02
 

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