Percy Mayfield

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by Percy Mayfield

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12 August 1920, Minden, Louisiana, USA, d. 11 August 1984, Los Angeles, California, USA. A gifted performer, with a rich soulful voice, the Los Angeles-based Mayfield’s first success came in 1950 with ‘Please Send Me Someone To Love’ on the Specialty Records label. A massive US R&B hit, it reportedly sold well in excess of one million copies and became an enduring composition through its many cover versions including one by Ray Charles. Further chart entries, ‘Lost... Read more

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blues
soul
rhythm and blues
singer-songwriter
percy mayfield
50s
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