Monday, June 05, 2017

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's 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 songs. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Take Time To Know Her or When A Man Loves A Woman. I'll play the winner on next week's show in the 3rd hour.