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SUPREME 1543; SEPTEMBER, 1949

 

REISSUED AS:

RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD 111 (MID-1950)

KING 4480 (LATE-1951)

 
 

 

When last we met Percy Mayfield in the formative months of rock ‘n’ roll he was making his first recordings for a tiny West Coast label which was on the brink of going out of business.

Though in the year and a half since then rock ‘n’ roll itself has taken off commercially and become the dominant form of music in young black America, the same can’t be said for Percy Mayfield who seems to be in much the same situation in which he began.

He now finds himself at another small West Coast label which is also on the brink of shutting down operations. Even the record he’s releasing here is but a new rendition of the same song as his last time out.

So surely this might cause you to think he was standing still, if not going backwards in his career. But the reality is that Percy Mayfield was on the precipice of becoming a star… except nobody at the time was aware of it, including probably Mayfield himself.
 
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