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Percy Sledge: The Best Of Percy Sledge

Interview by Charlie Gillett, Record Mirror, 13 December 1969

PERCY SLEDGE is here for a three-week tour, and to coincide with it Atlantic have released a single, 'True Love Travels On A Gravel Road', ...

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Percy Sledge (1994)

Interview by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages audio, September 1994

The sould legend from the Quad-cities, Tri-states area on Otis, Bobby Womack, his love of country music, and the making of the National Anthem of North-West Alabama, 'When A Man Loves A Woman'.

File format: mp3; file sizes: 78.4meg, interview length: 1h 21' 42" sound quality: ***

Percy Sledge (2010)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages audio, 2010

The late, great Percy Sledge looks back at his Alabama youth; cutting the classic 'When a Man Loves a Woman'; the great songwriters and musicians – Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham et al; and talks about his favourite singers and his love of country music.

File format: mp3; file size: 65mb, interview length: 1h 11' 01" sound quality: ** (phoner)

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Singles from Them, Tom Jones, Percy Sledge et al

Review by Penny Valentine, Disc and Music Echo, 14 May 1966

Sandie's improved — this is a big hit ...

The Rolling Stones, Percy Sledge et al: The Week's New Singles

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 14 May 1966

Plenty of tips, including a new Stones. Many follow-ups which aren't marvellous, and some outsiders, including Percy Sledge and Jimmy James and the Vagabonds ...

Percy Sledge: Blues Singer's Gamble Paid Off

Profile by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 20 May 1966

TIME WAS when the biggest stars of show business had names like "Rock Stone" or "Lex Treason" — strong, rugged names that helped to give ...

The Incredible Hit Story of Percy Sledge

Profile and Interview by Derek Taylor, Disc and Music Echo, 28 May 1966

Hollywood, Tuesday ...

The Beach Boys, Lovin' Spoonful, Percy Sledge, The Byrds, Chad & Jeremy: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 1 July 1966


EXHAUSTED! — That's The Price Percy Sledge Is Paying

Profile and Interview by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 8 July 1966

Special from Tracy Thomas in Hollywood ...

New singles from the Beatles, Small Faces, Percy Sledge et al

Review by Penny Valentine, Disc and Music Echo, 6 August 1966


Percy Sledge — An Exciting New Soul Star

Profile by Mick Brown, Soulbeat, Summer 1966

IF NOTHING else 1966 has certainly, so far, been a time of exciting new changes and discoveries in the ever-expanding R&B world. At last people ...

Singles From the Four Tops, Percy Sledge et al

Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, 7 January 1967

A lack of new ideas but another Tops success ...

Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Percy Sledge et al: New Albums Reviewed by Norman Jopling and Peter Jones

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 14 January 1967

Rhythm & Blues galore! ...

Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Them, Beach Boys, Kinks et al: Singles Reviews

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 6 May 1967

A multitude of newies this week including Presley, Dylan, & Beach Boys ...

Sam & Dave, Arthur Conley, Percy Sledge et al: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 21 October 1967

ALL SOUL CAN sometimes be a little too much for one whole show. But the Soul Explosion package tour going around at the moment manages ...

Percy Sledge: Have Percy!

Interview by Royston Eldridge, Melody Maker, 6 December 1969

THREE YEARS ago an unknown singer recorded what was to become one of the greatest soul ballads of all time. ...

Percy Sledge

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 23 October 1970

PERCY SLEDGE made a fleeting visit to London recently on his way to Holland to receive an award. Naturally, B&S got together with him and ...

Percy Sledge: The Venue, London

Live Review by John Pidgeon, Melody Maker, 14 April 1979

THE SIMPLISTIC idea that the fundamental difference between country and soul in the Sixties was that one music was made by poor whites in the ...

501 Ways to Leave Your Lover

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 1987

Percy Sledge: Town & Country Club, London ...

Percy Sledge: Gone Fishin'

Report by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 14 March 1987

The only definite sighting of PERCY SLEDGE in recent weeks has been in the UK Top Ten. BARNEY HOSKYNS reviews the career of the elusive ...

Percy Sledge: A Beautiful Life

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, MOJO, December 1994

ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1967, THE MACON, GEORGIA, office of Phil Walden and Associates, management and booking agents, was thronging with the most heavyweight soul ...

Out Of Left Cotton Field: The Brokenhearted Country Soul Of Percy Sledge

Sleeve notes by Barney Hoskyns, 'The Complete Atlantic Recordings' (Rhino), 2010

PERCY SLEDGE IS as prone to romanticizing Muscle Shoals as the many music writers who rhapsodize about the area in pieces about local luminaries like ...

Percy Sledge, 1940-2015

Obituary by Mick Brown, Daily Telegraph, 14 April 2015

Percy Sledge's 'When A Man Loves A Woman' transcended time and place, says Mick Brown. ...


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