Bill Henderson: Please Send Me Someone To Love
Please Send Me Someone To Love
Bill Henderson (vocals)
His Complete Vee-Jay Recordings, Vol. 2 (Koch 8572)
Joe Diorio (guitar), Rail Wilson (bass).
Composed by Percy Mayfield.
Recorded: Chicago, April 14, 1961
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