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1st November
written by Matt The Cat
This week Harlem celebrates the great poet laureate of the blues…


This amazingly underrated singer/songwriter poured his heart and soul into every recording he made. His blues was one of pain and loss and the likes of Percy Mayfield have not been seen since his death in 1984. This week Harlem goes deep into Mayfield’s early ’50s output for LA based Specialty Records. His first record for Specialty went to #1 on the R&B; charts back in late 1950. You’ll hear that and so much more from this influential rhythm and blues singer, this week on Harlem.

Harlem airs on the 50s on 5:
Monday afternoon 11/5 @ 1pm EST
Tuesday night 11/6 @ 9pm PST & Midnight EST
Friday evening 11/9 @ 6pm
Sunday morning 11/11 @ 11am

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