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01 April 2010

Ray Charles' Testimonial In Percy Mayfield: Poet Laureate Of The Blues (1982)

The 1982 video documentary Percy Mayfield - Poet Laureate Of The Blues (produced by Starr Sutherland and Michael Prussian) is a visit with the singer in his Los Angeles home, where he talks about his life, times and music, and sings his famous compositions - including a rollicking rendition of his best known song, Hit The Road Jack.
The documentary also includes a testimonial by Ray Charles.

VHS: Winner Records 6305373981, August 1999.

Search for "Percy" in the box at the top right corner of this page to read about the many records that Ray produced and released for him.

Percy's performance in the documentary (accompanied by pianist Mark Naftalin):

Hit The Road Jack (original c 1960 demo tape):

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