Percy Mayfield was an American R&B singer and songwriter.
Percy Mayfield was signed to RCA Victor in the early 70s, and during his time with the label he released three excellent albums in just two years. The second of these was Weakness Is A Thing Called Man, following quickly in the footsteps of Percy Mayfield Sings Percy Mayfield. Like its predecessor, it presented another excellent collection of effortlessly cool blues tunes, with Mayfield's laconic vocal delivery set to some notably more modern and subtly funky sounding backing arranged by Joe Jones.
Unlike its predecessor it didn't generate any chart successes. By now Mayfield was 50, and any hopes of having another hit single were long gone (it was now twenty years on from his #1 hit "Please Send Me Someone To Love"), but on his album he was sounding as good as ever.
Percy Mayfield Sings Percy Mayfield (1970) <|> Blues... And Then Some (1971)
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