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Percy Mayfield (12 August 1920 - 11 August 1984) was an American singer & songwriter famous for the songs "Hit the Road, Jack" and "Please Send Me Someone to Love".He was known as “Poet Laureate of the Blues”.

Mayfield was born in Minden, Louisiana. As a youth, he showed a talent for poetry, so he thought he would try songwriting and singing. He began his performing career in Texas and had moved to Los Angeles by 1942.

He auditioned his… read more

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  • Avatar for IamFlood
    Underrated music master.
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  • Avatar for zrsullivan
    Particularly his 'Tangerine & Atlantic Sides', 'The RCA Years', & the chronological series Classics released. He is a major & very crucial artist.
  • Avatar for Ool-Ya-Koo
    Most criminally
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  • Avatar for staytooned
    @staytooned follow him, he follows back!
  • Avatar for TheOne5590
    "Please Send Me Someone to Love" is a great song... I probably would've never found out about this guy had I not heard the cover Sade did.
  • Avatar for Murdergram
    Criminally underappreciated.
  • Avatar for zrsullivan
    Goodnight, Stranger, See You In The Void.

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