Bill Henderson: Please Send Me Someone To Love

Track

Please Send Me Someone To Love

Artist

Bill Henderson (vocals)

CD

His Complete Vee-Jay Recordings, Vol. 2 (Koch 8572)

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Musicians:

Bill Henderson (vocals), Eddie Harris (tenor sax),

Joe Diorio (guitar), Rail Wilson (bass)

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Composed by Percy Mayfield

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Recorded: Chicago, April 14, 1961

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Rating: 89/100 (learn more)

"Please Send Me Someone To Love" was one of Bill Henderson's last recordings for Vee-Jay. Although recorded in a studio, it feels like a reflective after-hours session from a deserted nightclub. Henderson's voice has a scratchiness that lends vulnerability to the song, and his unique terminal vibrato sounds almost like a cry. His spoken "Please" at the end of the first chorus could break your heart. The slightly off-mike contributions of tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris add to the late-night mood.

Reviewer: Thomas Cunniffe

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