Label: Platinum Pop - PP 1505-2 • Series: Best Of • Format: CD Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul •
Having previously worked as a hospital orderly in the early s, Sledge achieved his strongest success in the late s and early s Percy Sledge - Percy Sledge a series of emotional soul songs. Sledge was born on November 25,in Leighton, Alabama. Through the mids, he toured the Southeast with the Esquires Combo on weekends,  while working at the hospital during the week.
A former patient and mutual friend of Sledge and record producer Quin Ivy introduced the two. An audition followed, and Sledge was signed to a recording contract. Sledge's soulful voice was perfect for the series of soul ballads produced by Ivy and Marlin Greene, which rock critic Dave Marsh called "emotional classics for romantics of all ages".
The song was also the first gold record Orange Juice - The Orange Juice by Atlantic Records. Sledge charted with "I'll Be Your Everything" and "Sunshine" Whatd I Say - Ray Charles - MP3 Collection the s, and became an international concert favorite throughout the world, especially in the NetherlandsGermanyand on the African continent ; he averaged concerts a year in South Africa.
King classic " Stand by Me ", after being used in a Levi's commercial. On the week of November 17 to November 23,Bolton's version also hit No. Handy Award for best soul or blues album. In DecemberRhino Handmade issued a four-CD retrospective, The Atlantic Recordings Percy Sledge - Percy Sledge , which covers all of the issued Atlantic masters, as well as many of the tracks unissued in the United States although some were simply the mono versions of songs originally issued in stereo; Disc 1 comprises Sledge's first two LPs which were not recorded on stereo equipment.
Sledge married twice and was survived by his second wife, Rosa Sledge, whom he married in Sledge died of liver cancer at his home in Baton Rouge on April 14,at the age of Sledge is sometimes cited as the inspiration behind the Australian language term " to sledge ", meaning "to put someone off their game", Percy Sledge - Percy Sledge used in Test cricketthough the phrase more probably derives from "subtle as a sledgehammer".
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