Percy Mayfield

Percy Mayfield

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Percy Mayfield
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US R&B vocalist and composer (b. August 12, 1920, Minden, Louisiana, d. August 11, 1984, Los Angeles, CA)
Though maybe mostly known for penning the classic "Hit the road, Jack", Mayfield himself was a major performer for the Specialty label in the first half of the 50's delivering slow blues ballads with his smokey voice reminding of Charles Brown. His biggest hit was the 1950 "Please Send Me Someone to Love", an R&B standard covered by many singers since then.
The good looking Mayfield was nearly killed in a 1952 car accident, that left his face severely scarred and may have had an limiting effect on his career as a performer. In 1961 Ray Charles made his "Hit The Road, Jack" a major hit, and Mayfield was subsequently hired by Charles's Tangerine Records as a songwriter.
After a decade in the background, Mayfield had a come back and released several albums late 60's to early 70's on Tangerine and RCA. On these albums Mayfields smokey bariton voice is often heard accompained by top jazz session-players of the era.
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Percy Mayfield Discography Tracks

Albums

Percy Mayfield My Jug And I (Album) Tangerine Records US 1966 Sell This Version
Percy Mayfield Walking On A Tightrope (Album) Brunswick US 1969 Sell This Version
Percy Mayfield Sings Percy Mayfield (Album) RCA Victor Canada 1970 Sell This Version
LSP-4444 Percy Mayfield Weakness Is A Thing Called Man(LP, Album) RCA Victor LSP-4444 US 1970 Sell This Version
LSP-4558 Percy Mayfield Blues - And Then Some(LP, Album) RCA Victor LSP-4558 US 1971 Sell This Version
TRCS 1510 Percy Mayfield Bought Blues(LP) Tangerine Records TRCS 1510 US 1971 Sell This Version
Percy Mayfield With The Phillip Walker Blues Band Percy Mayfield With The Phillip Walker Blues Band - Hit The Road Again (Album) Timeless Records (3) Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
SP 7000 Percy Mayfield For Collectors Only(LP, Album) Specialty SP 7000 US 1989 Sell This Version
445 Percy Mayfield Percy Mayfield Live(CD, Album) Sounds Like A Winner Productions 445 US 1992 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Percy Mayfield Please Send Me Someone To Love Specialty US 1950 Sell This Version
SP 400 Percy Mayfield Nightless Lover / What A Fool I Was(Shellac, 10") Specialty SP 400 US 1950 Sell This Version
Percy Mayfield Louisiana / Two Hearts Are Greater Than One Specialty US 1952 Sell This Version
SP-439 Percy Mayfield Lonesome Highway / My Heart(Shellac, 10", Promo) Specialty SP-439 US 1953 Sell This Version
XSP-451 Percy Mayfield The River's Invitation / I Dare You, Baby(Shellac, 10") Specialty XSP-451 US 1953 Sell This Version
Percy Mayfield Baby You're Rich / The Voice Within Specialty, Specialty US 1955 Sell This Version
1599 Percy Mayfield Double Dealing / Are You Out There?(Shellac, 10") Chess 1599 US 1955 Sell This Version
SP 537, XSP 537 Percy Mayfield My Heart Is Cryin' / You Were Lyin' To Me(7", Single) Specialty, Specialty SP 537, XSP 537 US 1955 Sell This Version
607 Percy Mayfield Please Believe Me / Diggin' The Moonglow(7", Single) Specialty 607 US 1957 Sell This Version
Percy Mayfield My Heart Is A Prisoner (Single) Imperial US 1959 Sell This Version
X5577 Percy Mayfield One Love / My Reward(7", Single) Imperial X5577 US 1959 Sell This Version
690 Percy Mayfield When Did You Leave Heaven? / What Must I Do?(7") Specialty 690 US 1960 Sell This Version
Percy Mayfield Never No More / I Reached For A Tear (Single) Tangerine Records US 1962 Sell This Version
Percy Mayfield Cookin' In Style / The Hunt Is On (Single) Tangerine Records US 1963 Sell This Version
Percy Mayfield River's Invitation / Baby Please Tangerine Records US 1963 Sell This Version
45-TRC-927 Percy Mayfield Never Say Naw / Life Suicide(7") Tangerine Records 45-TRC-927 US 1963 Sell This Version