Walking On a Tightrope - The Songs of Percy Mayfield
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||Walking On a Tightrope||Johnny Adams||5:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lost Mind||Johnny Adams||3:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Stand By||Johnny Adams||3:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||My Heart Is Hangin' Heavy||Johnny Adams||4:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Danger Zone||Johnny Adams||4:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Never No More||Johnny Adams||2:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Lover and the Married Woman||Johnny Adams||5:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You're In for a Big Surprise||Johnny Adams||4:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Look the Whole World Over||Johnny Adams||4:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Baby Please||Johnny Adams||4:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Whenever Johnny Adams does a repertory album, it's as much his own showcase as a forum for the spotlighted composer. Even Percy Mayfield's lyrically brilliant works don't hamper Adams from displaying his special magic; his treatments on the session's ten tunes range from excellent to magnificent. Adams is gripping on "My Heart Is Hangin' Heavy," nicely bemused on "The Lover and the Married Woman," and convincing on the title track and "Danger Zone." Although he's done numerous Rounder vehicles, Adams hasn't yet turned in a dud.
Born: January 5, 1932 in New Orleans, LA
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s