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Today’s Soul Birthdays – August 12
Percy Mayfield – American rhythm-and-blues singer with a smooth vocal style. He was also a songwriter, known for the songs “Please Send Me Someone to Love” and “Hit the Road Jack”, a song popularized by Ray Charles.
Pat Metheney – American jazz guitarist and composer. He is the leader of the Pat Metheny Group and is also involved in duets, solo works, and other side projects. His style incorporates elements of progressive and contemporary jazz, Latin jazz, and jazz fusion.