S5E234 - Curtis Mayfield 'There's No Place Like America Today' with Alan Zweig

S5E234 - Curtis Mayfield 'There's No Place Like America Today' with Alan Zweig

Canadian documentary filmmaker Alan Zweig (Vinyl, I, Curmudgeon, When Jews Were Funny) brings us an album of understated, fluid funk with a subtle-but-potent message: 'There's No Place Like America Today' by Curtis Mayfield. Released in 1975 on...


Canadian documentary filmmaker Alan Zweig (Vinyl, I, Curmudgeon, When Jews Were Funny) brings us an album of understated, fluid funk with a subtle-but-potent message: 'There's No Place Like America Today' by Curtis Mayfield. Released in 1975 on Mayfield's own Curtom Records, it's a stunning, sophisticated - and sadly overlooked - chronicle of austere times by a true master of his craft. Essential listening.

*Opening dialogue from the 2000 documentary film 'Vinyl'
Songs featured in this episode: Blame Canada - Mary Kay Bergman; Superfly - Curtis Mayfield; People Get Ready - The Impressions; Freedom of '76 - Ween; Walk Like A Man - The Four Seasons; Rock and Roll - The Velvet Underground; The Young Mods' Forgotten Story - The Impressions; Billy Jack, When Seasons Change - Curtis Mayfield; No Time - The Guess Who; So In Love, Jesus - Curtis Mayfield; Jesus Is Coming Soon - Blind Willie Johnson; Blue Monday People, Hard Times, We Gotta Have Peace (live), Love To The People - Curtis Mayfield; Move On Up (live) - The Jam

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Alan Zweig

Filmmaker, late bloomer, Old Dad, former cab driver and screenwriter including a little dialogue written for Mr. T.

Born and raised in Toronto

11 feature documentaries, most of them you have to be in Canada to find them but there are a few including Vinyl on Youtube, 15 Reasons to live, There is a house here and When Jews were funny which you can find outside of Canada.