Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Tuesday Is Blues Day!

Percy Mayfield - Walking on a Tightrope

In my earlier post about Percy Mayfield I discussed his soul-blues sides for Tangerine, RCA and Atlantic but made the big mistake of not mentioning his one-off LP for Brunswick. Walking on a Tightrope sits nicely alongside Percy's two Tangerine LPs as a mix of swinging blues and soul but has the added attraction of featuring the Chicago soul production of Carl Davis. The title track, today's selection, finds Mayfield discussing his oh-so-personal relationship with the blues over a slightly funky groove and strong horns.

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