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Percy Tyrone Sledge (November 25, 1941 – April 14, 2015) was an American R&B, soul and gospel singer. He is best known for the song "When a Man Loves a Woman", a No. 1 hit on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B singles charts in 1966. It was awarded a million-selling, Gold-certified disc from the RIAA.
First comprehensive compilation of Sledge's Atlantic material. Rhino Handmade unveils the first comprehensive collection of Percy Sledge's recordings for Atlantic. This four-disc set spans 1966-74 with 104 songs, including both studio and live recordings as well as several rare and unreleased tracks.
Percy Sledge scored a major hit in 1966 with his heartfelt reading of the country- soul ballad When A Man Loves A Woman, which spent two months on the Top 10, becoming an iconic song on the Big Chill generation’s playlist. But he was no one-hit wonder. Sledge, now 69, had three Top 10 R&B hits- It Tears Me Up, Warm and Tender, and It’s All Wrong But It’s Alright -and continued throughout the Golden Age of Soul and beyond to release exceptionally strong work that rivaled such peers as William Bell, Sam and Dave, and Johnnie Taylor.
1. When a Man Loves a Woman - Remastered. Listen to The Atlantic Recordings in full in the this site app. Play on this site. 2010 Rhino Entertainment Company, A Warner Music Group Company.
Percy Sledge The Greatest Hits. 2015 Original Album plus Bonus Tracks.
Percy Sledge's 1966 smash also kicked open the floodgates to Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Wexler next dispatching Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin to the Alabama getaway. Following up 2010's red-hot Wilson Pickett chestnut, Funky Midnight Mover: The Atlantic Studio Recordings (1962-1978), Rhino Handmade's newest Hall of Fame soul collection houses four discs in crimson velvet. Cannily sequenced, it lives, dies, and sighs upon the great music industry conundrum: a second act.