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News: Percy Sledge Rip

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My heart sank a little when I saw this.

 

One of my first introductions to soul music was the atlantic "this is soul" compilation.

Listen to a song like "when a man loves a woman" and you can hear the hurt, feel every word. That is true soul.

 

You will always live on in music. RIP.

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Damn!!

Was there ever a man who could turn your knees to water like that.
Was there ever a bigger smile with a mile wide gap in the teeth that made a better sound.
Is there anyone on here who can't remember where they were when they heard When a man .....

There are a few people out there that made several records, most of them good and well worth a play, but if he stopped making anything after WAMLAW, we'd all still remember him and a big stupid grin would come on our faces when we heard it.
Not many you can say that about.

RIP

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Another great from the golden era passes.

 

Percy handled the tender country slanted ballads to a tee. 

 

True love travels on a gravel road is a particular favourite but there were so many more.

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another Atlantic great gone,,,,,

 

he recorded many great tunes on this brilliant label

 

it tears me up , when a man loves a woman ,,,cover me,,, true love travels on a gravel road amongst many others

 

RIP Percy - your musical legacy lives on on the records youve left us

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actually played baby help me as my last record on Saturday at the Montgomery hall soul night must be 15 years since I last gave it a spin out r.i.p percy

Quality track Joe...........also loved his version of "oh how happy" since I woz a kid

 

brilliant voice.......gone but never will be forgotten

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So so many ignored / forgotten / not on trend sides this southern soul giant cut. One of the southern soul greats who crossed over and gave the wider world a taste of southern/deep and soul ballads. R.I.P Percy and a heartfelt thank you from this soul fan for providing such a fantastic catalogue and moments in soul.  :(

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