Percy Sledge (born 25 November 1941 in Leighton, Alabama; died 14 April 2015 in Baton Rouge) was an American R&B and soul performer who most notably recorded the single "When a Man Loves a Woman" in 1966, an international top 40 hit that the RIAA has certified as gold. Having achieved his best successes in the mid-to-late 60s and early 70s with a series of emotional soul songs, in his later years he received the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's Career Achievement Award and was inducted in 2005 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
When a Man Loves a Woman" is a song recorded by Percy Sledge in 1966 near Muscle Shoals, Alabama in Sheffield. It made number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B singles charts. It was listed 54th in the List of Rolling Stone magazine's 500 greatest songs of all time. The sidemen for this recording included Spooner Oldham, organ; Marlin Greene, guitar; Albert "Junior" Lowe, bass and Roger Hawkins, drums. According to the When A Man Loves A Woman Songfacts, Sledge had worked on the song for months before cutting a "final" version.
When a Man Loves a Woman" is a song written by Calvin Lewis and Andrew Wright and first recorded by Percy Sledge in 1966 at Norala Sound Studio in Sheffield, Alabama. Singer and actress Bette Midler recorded the song 14 years later and had a Top 40 hit with her version in 1980.
Percy Sledge (born November 25, 1941, Leighton, Alabama) is an American R&B and soul performer who recorded the hit "When a Man Loves a Woman" in 1966.
LP (12" album, 33 rpm). This Alabama soul singer kept on comin' with the hits after his 1966 classic When a Man Loves a Woman. That pop smash joins his hits Take Time to Know Her; Warm and Tender Love; Cover Me; Sudden Stop; It Tears Me Up; Love Me Tender; My Special Prayer; Baby Help Me; Out of Left Field, and 10 more.
An instant standard, the late Percy Sledge's debut single and greatest hit, "When a Man Loves a Woman," has been covered again and again over the past half-century: as a heartsick country tune, as a schmaltzy torch song, as lighter-waving rock & roll, as a jazz instrumental and even as a bizarre ck hybrid. Esther Phillips, When a Woman Loves a Man (1966). As "Little Esther," she'd scored three Number One hits at the age of 14 – but that had been back in 1950, and the 30-year-old Esther Phillips had gone through a decade of drug addiction and commercial failure before she'd re-emerged with 1962's "Release M.
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Only the original recording by Percy Sledge in 1966 of When A Man Loves a Woman belongs on this list of the 10 greatest love songs of all time. None of the imitations and re-recordings (I’m talking to you, Michael Bolton) that came after can hold a candle to Sledge’s original, beautiful ballad. 6. All I Want Is You – U2, 1988. Whether you love Bono or hate him, you can’t deny that he and his band, U2, have recorded some life-changing songs. All I Want Is You from the movie and the album Rattle and Hum is one of them. Although it only reached on the United States Top 40 Mainstream Billboard charts, the song is included on many musicians’ lists of the top love songs of all time. 7. It Had to Be You – Harry Connick, J. 1989. Harry Connick, J. s breakout song from the 1989 romantic movie When Harry Met Sally helped him to reach double-platinum status and also to win his first Grammy award.
|A1||When A Man Loves A Woman|
|A2||My Special Prayer|
|A3||Warm And Tender|
|A6||The Good Love|
|A7||My Adorable One|
|B1||Walkin In The Sun|
|B2||Take Time To Know Her|
|B3||It Tears Me Up|
|B4||Just Out Of Reach|
|B5||Out Of Left Field|
|B6||Thief In The Night|
|B7||You're Pouring Water On A Drowning Man|
- Record Company – Classic Sound, Inc.
NotesTrack B7 is spelled incorrectly on the cover but is correct on the cassette
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