Marvin Rainwater

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Marvin Karlton Percy, 2 July 1925, Wichita, Kansas, USA. A big-voiced, rockabilly singer-songwriter, who is a quarter Cherokee Indian (using his mother’s maiden name on stage), Percy became a regular on Red Foley’s Ozark Mountain Jubilee in the early 50s. After being spotted on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts television show in the mid-50s, he was signed to Coral. The first of his two singles for them, ‘I Gotta Go Get My Baby’, became a hit for the label when their top act Teresa Brewer covered his record. Rainwater then joined MGM Records and his second release, the self-composed ‘Gonna Find Me A Bluebird’ in 1957, gave him his only US Top 40 hit. Later that year a duet with Connie Francis (before her string of hits), ‘Majesty Of Love’, graced the US Top 100. In 1958, another of his songs, ‘Whole Lotta Woman’, which only reached number 60 in his homeland, topped the UK chart, and his UK-recorded follow-up,...

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