Percy Sledge

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Percy Sledge is more satisfying in small doses, so the mere nine cuts on this CD are no big bugaboo. The big-voiced Alabamian gets a little tiring on larger compilations because of the lack of variance in the cadence of his songs. He's a combo deep soul/country/Southern soul singer with a percentile breakdown of 40 percent deep soul, 40 percent country, and 20 percent Southern soul. Yet, the cross and blend of these styles doesn't overcome the same-o, same-o feeling of his recordings. A good CD if you just want a taste of Sledge and an easy way to find "When a Man Loves a Woman" when you need a refresher. Also includes "Warm and Tender Love" and a rendition of Otis Redding's "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay."

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