Percy Mayfield - Walking On A Tightrope (1969)

Percy Mayfield was an American R&B singer and songwriter.

Throughout the 60s Percy Mayfield continued to write songs for Ray Charles. In addition to the singles "Hit The Road Jack" and "Hide 'Nor Hair", his compositions appeared on the albums Together Again, Crying Time and A Portrait Of Ray. At the end of the decade he was signed with Brunswick Records, and he released the Walking On A Tightrope album in 1969 (actually only his second ever album from well over twenty years in the business!). It was an excellent record, the great arrangements working with his voice to produce an effect of effortless bluesy cool. It featured a re-recording of his signature tune "Please Send Me Someone To Love", nearly twenty years after the original was a #1 R&B hit, and also his own version of "The Danger Zone", which Ray Charles had recorded as the b-side to "Hit The Road Jack".

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1 comment:

snakeboy said...

A true soul poet. Thanks for posting this.