Monday, October 11, 2010

Percy Sledge - Voice Your Choice

Percy Sledge, one of the great soul singers and part of the Atlantic Records stable of R&B giants, was born November 25, 1940 in Leighton, Alabama. Prior to his solo career, he was a member of the Esquires Combo performing in local clubs.

His debut single, When A Man Loves A Woman went all the way to #1 on the charts and became a Gold Record. Between 1966 and 1974, he appeared on the charts a total of 14 times. While never repeating his debut record success, he did have many memorable hits, including two that we are featuring.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights the great Percy Sledge with two of his well known but rarely heard hit songs for your votes: Warm And Tender Love and Take Time To Know Her. Cast your vote for the song you'd like to hear at the Voice Your Choice page. We'll play the winning song in the 3rd hour of next week's show.