Percy and his sibling, clarinetist Willie Humphrey, became well-known through the 1960s on because of their performing in the erratic but enjoyable Preservation Hall Jazz Music group. Percy, whose various other sibling was trombonist Earl Humphrey (1902-1971), was under no circumstances a significant musician, but he performed his basic melodic qualified prospects with sincerity. He obtained his initial reputation dealing with New Orleans brass rings, like the Eureka Brass Music group. Humphrey was with George Lewis during 1951-1953 and mainly performed locally, became a fixture at Preservation Hall after it opened up in 1961, and toured the globe using the Preservation Hall Jazz Music group, performing until quickly before his loss of life at age 90. Percy Humphrey, who sounded at his greatest on a Nice Emma Barrett day in 1961, documented as a innovator for Riverside, Pearl, GHB, Storyville, and Smoky Mary, among additional labels.