Cannonball Adderley released “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”, an excellent instrumental covered by Georgie Fame and also Larry Williams and Johnny Guitar Watson. The original was by Marlena Shaw on Chess but the instrumental version by Cannonball Adderley was also very popular at the early Manchester soul venues.
A great alto saxophonist – Cannonball Adderley
1955 – visited New York and was persuaded to jam with Oscar Pettiford’s group at the Cafe Bohemia. The Savoy label signed him and his younger brother cornet player Nat, Cannonball joined him in New York.
1957 he joined Miles Davis, sextet with John Coltrane
1959 with pianist Bobby Timmons recorded This Here.
1959-63 at the Riverside Studios, the Adderley Quintet were joined by Yusef Lateef and pianist Joe Zawinul.
1966 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy became a major hit for the group.
Born 15th September 1928 – Tampa, Florida
Real Name Julian Edwin Adderley
Died 8th August 1975 – Gary
Wikipedia: Cannonball Adderley