Poet of the Blues

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All Music Guide - Bill Dahl
The insightful songwriting skills of this West Coaster were matched by his wry, plaintive vocal delivery Mayfield was usually his own best interpreter. The 25 sides here date from his hit-laden 1950-1954 stay at Art Rupe's Specialty logo and include his universal lament "Please Send Me Someone to Love," and the resolutely downbeat "Strange Things Happening" and "Lost Love," and an ironic "The River's Invitation." Saxman Maxwell Davis led the horn-powered combos providing sympathetic support behind Mayfield.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bill Dahl
The insightful songwriting skills of this West Coaster were matched by his wry, plaintive vocal delivery Mayfield was usually his own best interpreter. The 25 sides here date from his hit-laden 1950-1954 stay at Art Rupe's Specialty logo and include his universal lament "Please Send Me Someone to Love," and the resolutely downbeat "Strange Things Happening" and "Lost Love," and an ironic "The River's Invitation." Saxman Maxwell Davis led the horn-powered combos providing sympathetic support behind Mayfield.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/1990
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667128315
  • Catalog Number: 283

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Percy Mayfield Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Don Julian Background Vocals
Gerald Wiggins Piano
Jack McVea Tenor Saxophone
Ronald Barrett Background Vocals
Edward Truman Beal Piano
David Bryant Bass
Red Callender Bass
John Shelley Crawford Saxophone
Thomas Maxwell Davis Leader, Tenor Saxophone
William V. Douglass Drums
Harold Leonard Grant Guitar
Jewell L. Grant Alto Saxophone
Joe Grant Saxophone
William K. "Billy" Hadnott Bass
Ralph Hamilton Bass
Earl Sumner Jackson Tenor Saxophone
James Jackson Tenor Saxophone
Earl Jones Background Vocals
Lee Wesley Jones Piano
Ulysses Livingston Guitar
Willard McDaniel Piano
Herman Burell Mitchell Guitar
Hubert Myers Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Eldridge "Chuck" Norris Guitar
Eugene Floyd Phillips Guitar
Robert Pittman Drums
William Harvey Pyles Guitar
Jesse Sailes Drums
Theodore Shirley Bass
Maurice Simon Baritone Saxophone
Fletcher Smith Piano
Floyd Turnham Baritone Saxophone
Chester Walker Baritone Saxophone
Charlie Waller Baritone Saxophone
Mitchell "Tiny" Webb Guitar
Richard Wells Saxophone
William B. Woodman Jr. Tenor Saxophone
Leonidas Raymond "Lee" Young Drums
Lee Young Drums
Charles Waller Baritone Saxophone
William V. Douglas Drums
Herman Mitchell Guitar
Technical Credits
Percy Mayfield Composer
Bert Berns Composer
Jerry Ragovoy Composer
Art Rupe Producer
Billy Vera Producer, Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Series Supervision
Stewart Whitmore Mastering
Thomas E. Williams Art Direction
J.C. Jones Composer
Eric Chan Producer
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