Written by
Bob Stumpel

October 21

River’s Invitation (By Percy Mayfield, Ray Charles On Piano)

Album3 1966 PercyWith Percy Mayfield

Single (A): Tangerine 931, 1963, b/w Baby Please.
Album3: Percy Mayfield, My Jug And I, Tangerine TRCS 1505, 1966.

Recorded in Los Angeles on February 21, 1963.

Brother Ray replaced Maxwell Davis’ sax break from Mayfield’s 1952 version with a pretty piano solo.

With Percy Mayfield – vocals; Marcus Belgrave – trumpet; Hank Crawford – alto saxophone; Ray Charles – piano; Howard Roberts – guitar; Edgar Willis – bass; Al McKibbon – bass; Milt Turner – drums.

Percy’s 1952 Specialty version:


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