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Percy Mayfield

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Percy Mayfield

Percy Mayfield has been played on NTS shows including Diddy Wah, with Louisiana first played on 17 December 2012.

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 song "Two Years of Torture" to Supreme Records…

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Stranger In My Own Home Town
Percy Mayfield
Tangerine Records1964
Stranger In My Own Home Town
Percy MayfieldTangerine Records1964
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Louisiana
Percy Mayfield
Specialty1952
Louisiana
Percy MayfieldSpecialty1952
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Gone Astray
Percy Mayfield
P-Vine Records1989
Gone Astray
Percy MayfieldP-Vine Records1989
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My Jug And I
Percy Mayfield
Tangerine Records1966
My Jug And I
Percy MayfieldTangerine Records1966
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You Don't Exist Any More
Percy Mayfield
Specialty1990
You Don't Exist Any More
Percy MayfieldSpecialty1990
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Loose Lips
Percy Mayfield
Specialty1970
Loose Lips
Percy MayfieldSpecialty1970
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Memory Pain
Percy Mayfield
Tangerine Records1964
Memory Pain
Percy MayfieldTangerine Records1964
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