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Never Say You Can't Survive


Download links and information about Never Say You Can't Survive by Curtis Mayfield. This album was released in 1977 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Funk genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 34:00 minutes.

Artist: Curtis Mayfield
Release date: 1977
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Funk
Tracks: 8
Duration: 34:00
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No. Title Length
1. Show Me Love 5:16
2. Just Want to Be With You 3:14
3. When We're Alone 5:27
4. Never Say You Can't Survive 3:22
5. I'm Gonna Win Your Love 4:43
6. All Night Long 4:15
7. When You Used to Be Mine 3:41
8. Sparkle 4:02



Even by Curtis Mayfield’s standards, Never Say You Can’t Survive is especially gentle in tone and sweet in disposition, but it nonetheless displays an undercurrent of forlornness — and with reason: this was the album with which he bid goodbye to his ‘70s heyday. Never Say You Can’t Survive is the last record to feature the band that had carried Mayfield through a sterling run of almost 15 albums: Craig McCullen (guitar), Tyrone McCullen (drums), Joseph “Lucky” Scott (bass), and “Master” Henry Gibson (percussion). To Curtis, this crew was more than a band, it was a family, and by 1977 their communication was effortless, but always nuanced. Never did they overplay. Much credit also goes to Richard Tufo, Mayfield’s longtime arranger. For proof of his acumen just check the horns on “Just Want to Be With You,” or the clarinet that is subtly woven into the title track. The effect here is not as cataclysmic as Superfly,” but as the last statement of a genuine musical family, Never Say You Can’t Survive represents Mayfield at a personal peak.