Percy Mayfield

Percy Mayfield

US R&B vocalist and composer (b. August 12, 1920, Minden, Louisiana, d. August 11, 1984, Los Angeles, CA) Though maybe mostly known for penning the classic "Hit the road, Jack", Mayfield himself was a major performer for the Specialty label in the first half of the 50's delivering slow blues ballads with his smokey voice reminding of Charles Brown. His biggest hit was the 1950 "Please Send Me ...more

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