Friday, December 21, 2012

Percy Sledge
"The Best of..." (Vinyl)

The name Percy Sledge hasn't faded from household use, but it's well on its way.  A couple of names (Al Green, Marvin Gaye) will enjoy greater notoriety, but Mr. Sledge is quietly joining the column of names who's music is known, even if we can't attach a face to it.

With songs like "When a Man Loves a Woman" and "Take Time to Know Her," Sledge certainly hasn't enjoyed the same chart-topping success as Al Green or Marvin Gaye, but his contribution to soul/R&B is worthy of entry into our Book 'o Music.

This is an Atlantic pressing that was originally released in 1969 although it is still currently available on CD.

P.S. Happy Mayan Apocalypse Day.

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