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Percy Mayfield was one of the most admired and influential R&B singers and songwriters of the post-war era, with a smooth and polished vocal style, who would undoubtedly have enjoyed an even more illustrious career had it not been interrupted during the early 1950s by injuries sustained in a car accident from which he took a long while to recover. He is perhaps best-known for writing Ray Charles' hit "Hit The Road Jack", leading to Charles signing him to his Tangerine label towards the end of the period covered by this anthology. This great-value 54-track 2-CD set comprises just about all his A & B sides during the first era of his career, when he had all his Top 10 R&B hits, and recorded for a variety of labels - Gru-V-Tone, Supreme/Swing Time, Specialty, Chess, Cash, Imperial, 7 Arts and Tangerine. It features his R&B No. 1 "Please Send Me Someone to Love" and his other Top 10 hits "Strange Things Happening", "Lost Love", "What A Fool I Was", "Prayin' For Your Return", "Cry Baby" and "The Big Question". His style of delivery and his songwriting provided a template for many artists who followed in the soul era and this collection underlines his talents as both performer and writer.
Percy Mayfield was one of the most admired and influential R&B singers and songwriters of the post-war era, with a smooth and polished vocal style, who would undoubtedly have enjoyed an even more illustrious career had it not been interrupted during the early 1950s by injuries sustained in a car accident from which he took a long while to recover. He is perhaps best-known for writing Ray Charles' hit "Hit The Road Jack", leading to Charles signing him to his Tangerine label towards the end of the period covered by this anthology. This great-value 54-track 2-CD set comprises just about all his A & B sides during the first era of his career, when he had all his Top 10 R&B hits, and recorded for a variety of labels - Gru-V-Tone, Supreme/Swing Time, Specialty, Chess, Cash, Imperial, 7 Arts and Tangerine. It features his R&B No. 1 "Please Send Me Someone to Love" and his other Top 10 hits "Strange Things Happening", "Lost Love", "What A Fool I Was", "Prayin' For Your Return", "Cry Baby" and "The Big Question". His style of delivery and his songwriting provided a template for many artists who followed in the soul era and this collection underlines his talents as both performer and writer.
824046330125

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Format: CD
Label: ACBT
Rel. Date: 07/12/2019
UPC: 824046330125

Singles Collection 1947-62
Artist: Percy Mayfield
Format: CD
New: In Stock $16.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Jack You Ain't Nowhere Pt. 1
2. Jack You Ain't Nowhere Pt. 2
3. Two Years of Torture
4. Get Way Back
5. Half Awake (Baby You're Still a Square)
6. Two Years of Torture
7. Leary Blues
8. How Wrong Can a Good Man Be
9. Please Send Me Someone to Love 1
10. Strange Things Happening 1
11. Lost Love 1
12. Life Is Suicide 1
13. Nightless Lover 1
14. What a Fool I Was 1
15. Prayin' for Your Return 1
16. My Blues 1
17. Hopeless 1
18. Cry Baby 1
19. The Big Question 2
20. Hunt Is on 2
21. Louisiana 2
22. Two Hearts Are Greater Than One 2
23. Lonesome Highway 2
24. My Heart 2
25. I Dare You Baby 2
26. The Rivers Invitation 2
27. The Lonely One 2
28. Lost Mind 2
29. How Deep Is the Well 3
30. The Bachelor Blues 3
31. Loose Lips 3
32. I Need Love So Bad 3
33. You Don't Exist No More 3
34. Sugar Mama, Peachy Papa 3
35. My Heart Is Crying 3
36. You Were Lying to Me 3
37. The Voice Within 3
38. Baby, You're Rich 3
39. Are You Out There 4
40. Double Dealing 4
41. Look the Whole World Over 4
42. The Bluest Blues 4
43. Diggin' the Moonglow 4
44. Please Believe Me 4
45. One Love 4
46. My Reward 4
47. My Heart Is a Prisoner 4
48. My Memories 4
49. When Did You Leave Heaven' 5
50. What Must I Do' 5
51. Say You Love Me 5
52. Ha Ha in the Daytime, Boo Hoo at Night 5
53. Never No More 5
54. I Reached for a Tear

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Percy Mayfield was one of the most admired and influential R&B singers and songwriters of the post-war era, with a smooth and polished vocal style, who would undoubtedly have enjoyed an even more illustrious career had it not been interrupted during the early 1950s by injuries sustained in a car accident from which he took a long while to recover. He is perhaps best-known for writing Ray Charles' hit "Hit The Road Jack", leading to Charles signing him to his Tangerine label towards the end of the period covered by this anthology. This great-value 54-track 2-CD set comprises just about all his A & B sides during the first era of his career, when he had all his Top 10 R&B hits, and recorded for a variety of labels - Gru-V-Tone, Supreme/Swing Time, Specialty, Chess, Cash, Imperial, 7 Arts and Tangerine. It features his R&B No. 1 "Please Send Me Someone to Love" and his other Top 10 hits "Strange Things Happening", "Lost Love", "What A Fool I Was", "Prayin' For Your Return", "Cry Baby" and "The Big Question". His style of delivery and his songwriting provided a template for many artists who followed in the soul era and this collection underlines his talents as both performer and writer.
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