Percy Sledge

The Golden Voice of Soul

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Everyone knows Percy Sledge for his number one hit "When a Man Loves a Woman," but if you're curious about some of his other songs, you get nine more on this collection from his recordings for the Atlantic label. "Take Time to Know Her," "My Special Prayer," and "Just Out of Reach" are also poignant and sweetly rendered, and reveal Sledge as a singer who always rivaled Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. Though known as a one-trick pony, Sledge proves on this recording that with the right promotion and better luck, he could have been considered one of the very best. Actually...he is.

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