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."
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