Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#813 (5/10/14 - 5/23/14)

CELEBRATING THE 17TH ANNIVERSARY OF
"RECORD OF THE WEEK" (5/10/97 - 5/10/14)

SPOTLIGHT ON THE MEADOWLARKS - PART ONE

"My Heart Is Cryin'"/"You Were Lyin' To Me"
by Percy Mayfield
With His Maytones
on Specialty 537
released in 1954


[The above photo is courtesy of Jean-Christophe Piazza.]

Above: Percy Mayfield With His Maytones, who were actually three members of The Meadowlarks, Ronald Barrett, Donald Julian and Earl Jones. Mayfield is most known for his big hit "Please Send Me Someone To Love" on Specialty in 1951.

Click HERE for an article about The Meadowlarks by Marv Goldberg.
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[The above photo is courtesy of Jean-Christophe Piazza.]




Above: Percy Mayfield With His Maytones (L-R) Don Julian, Ron Barrett and Earl Jones.

Above: Clippings from The Billboard dated (Left) 1/8/55 and (Right) 1/15/55.







Above Left: Column from California Eagle newspaper dated 1/3/52.

Above Right: Label image of Specialty 537 recorded on October 18, 1954 and released in November 1954. "P. Mayfield" is composer on both sides. The Maytones had one more side released, on Specialty 544 in February 1955, with Percy Mayfield.

The Meadowlarks, with Randy Jones as their fourth singer, had just two records prior to the Specialty sides. They were both released on the RPM label early in 1954.

Listen to this week's selections by Percy Mayfield With His Maytones on Specialty 537 from 1954:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. My Heart Is Cryin'
          2. You Were Lyin' To Me
 
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. My Heart Is Cryin'
          2. You Were Lyin' To Me

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. My Heart Is Cryin'
          2. You Were Lyin' To Me

     [To download audio files, right-click on link and then select "Save (Link) Target As..."]

Click HERE for SPOTLIGHT ON THE MEADOWLARKS - PART TWO.
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