- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: August 29, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Specialty
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Please Send Me Someone To Love
- 2.Strange Things Happening
- 3.Lost Love (Baby, Please)
- 4.What A Fool I Was
- 5.Cry Baby
- 6.Prayin' For Your Return
- 8.The Big Question
- 9.The River's Invitation
- 10.Loose Lips
- 11.Sugar Mama - Peachy Papa
- 12.Memory Pain (aka Memory Of Pain)
- 13.Nightless Lover
- 14.Hit The Road Jack
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Personnel: Percy Mayfield (vocals); Percy Mayfield; Joy Hamilton (vocals); Harold Leonard Grant, Mitchell "Tiny" Webb, Herman Mitchell, Harold Leonard Grant (guitar); John Crawford (saxophone); William B. Woodman Jr., William B. Woodman, Jr., Earl Sumner Jackson, Jack McVea, Hubert Myers, Thomas Maxwell Davis (tenor saxophone); Floyd Turnham (baritone saxophone); Gerald F. Wiggins, Fletcher Smith, Edward Truman Beal, Willard McDaniel (piano); Ralph Hamilton (bass instrument); Jesse Sailes (drums, drum); William V. Douglass, Lee Young (drums); Jewell L. Grant (saxophone, alto saxophone).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
Liner Note Author: Colin Escott.
Recording information: Universal Studios, Hollywood, CA (08/16/1950-03/23/1954).
Featuring the Poet of the Blues performing some of his best-known material, this compilation includes Percy Mayfield's version of his own "Hit the Road Jack," eventually a massive hit for Ray Charles, as well as the brooding, macabre "The River's Invitation," the erotically charged "Loose Lips," the regretful, yearning "What a Fool I Was," and Mayfield's signature hit, "Please Send Me Someone to Love."