I had the opportunity to meet Mayfield in 1993 at the Wetlands Preserve. How much more I would have appreciated it if I had known at the time what a legend he was, but ignorant was I. Not only was I unfamiliar with his own works, I was also completely unaware of his enormous influence on so many other artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Erykah Badu, The Fugees and countless others.
Mayfield was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 with the Impressions and again 1999, the year of his death, as a solo artist.
My first Forever Rotate this... CD is The Dance by Fleetwood Mac. Flawless in every way if you consider the flaws fabulous as I do. A glorious union of energy, passion and talent.
I was fortunate enough to see 2 shows on The Dance tour, one at Madison Square Garden (Nov. 27, 1997) and the other two nights later in Atlantic City (Nov. 29, 1997). It was their first reunion in years and it was beyond awesome.
Since I find the likelihood of my becoming stranded on a desert island inconceivable and since the mere thought of being limited to a randomly determined number of CDs on said island causes me to hyperventilate, I decided the desert island disc collection was not for me.
And thus was born my Forever Rotate this... cata(b)log. An UNlimited collection of music I cannot live without and of which I will likely never tire.