Nathaniel Mayer

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": soul blues rhythm and blues oldies funk rock garage 60s rock'n'roll fat possum Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

10 February 1944, Detroit, Michigan, USA. d. 1 November 2008, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Mayer was a typical transitional US R&B artist, whose vocal intensity evoked both the doo-wop past and the emerging soul music. This style was magnificently realized in his lone hit, ‘Village Of Love’, which went to number 16 R&B and number 22 pop in 1962. It was recorded for a small Detroit company, Fortune, and proved to be the biggest hit the label ever had (after being leased to United Artists Records). Mayer started singing in high school and recorded his first record, the wonderful ‘My Last Dance With You’, with a pick-up group. The single failed to attract buyers, but the follow-up, ‘Village Of Love’, recorded with the Fabulous Twilights, gave him a national audience. Later releases, notably ‘Going Back To The Village Of Love’ (1963) and ‘I Want Love And Affection (Not The House Of Correction)’ (1965), could not...

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