Night Music: Percy Mayfield, “Please Send Me Someone to Love”

I don’t know how I discovered Percy Mayfield, I must have read about him somewhere. I knew his songs, this one particularly, which was a hit in 1950 and which has been covered by just about everyone in the world. For instance, the Grateful Dead (according to the Wikipedia, though I couldn’t find a clip of that one). He’s written many other wonderful songs, with terrific melodies and simple but ambitious words, and I think he has a terrific, warm and open voice, too. If you didn’t know about Percy Mayfield before, now you do.

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