CD Get Way Back: A Tribute to Percy Mayfield * (CD 1170837),
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Get Way Back: A Tribute to Percy Mayfield *

  • 1. My Jug and I
    2. Pretty Eyed Baby
    3. Stranger in My Own Hometown
    4. Never Say Naw
    5. Country, The
    6. To Claim It's Love
    7. River's Invitation
    8. Fading Love
    9. Get Way Back
    10. Ha Ha in the Daytime
    11. Lost Mind
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1330

  • Credits
    ProducerAmos Garrett
    EngineerNik Tjelios

    Personnel: Amos Garrett (vocals, guitar); Dave Babcock (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Allistair Elliott (trumpet); Ken Whiteley (piano); Bucky Berger (drums).
    Audio Mixer: Amos Garrett.
    Liner Note Author: Amos Garrett.
    Recording information: Casa Roxton, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Sundae Sound Studios, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
    Author: Amos Garrett.
    Photographer: Amos Garrett.
    This is a very logical release. Amos Garrett is a veteran singer and guitarist who has a storytelling style that crosses over between the blues and folk music. Probably not as famous as he should be considering that Maria Muldaur's "Midnight at the Oasis" and Anne Murray's "Snowbird" feature his guitar playing, Garrett has contributed to many other artists' recordings but fortunately has also recorded regularly as a leader for Stony Plain. He has a very attractive baritone voice and a fluent guitar style. Percy Mayfield was one of the great blues songwriters. He will always be immortal due to having penned "Please Send Me Someone to Love," but he also wrote many other worthy numbers. On Get Way Back, Garrett performs 11 of Mayfield's better songs (skipping "Please Send Me"), including "Stranger in My Own Hometown," "River's Invitation," and a song often sung by Mose Allison, "Lost Mind." Despite his own personal misfortunes and the darkness of many of these songs, Mayfield's music is open to a variety of interpretations and Garrett's versions have some witty and very human moments. Accompanied by a top-notch combo, Amos Garrett is in top form throughout this inspired outing. ~ Scott Yanow

  • Critic Reviews
    Living Blues (p.52) - "One of the most compelling aspects of GET WAY BACK is its sound and acoustic qualities. The album's sound gives listeners the intimate feeling of being at a performance in a small club or sitting around the studio with a group of session musicians."
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