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Another great soul single from my attic

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SCAN0072This classic soul song from Percy Sledge – “When a man loves a woman” – recorded by him in 1966,  made number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B singles charts.

It was later covered by Michael Bolton in 1991, whose version also reached number one on the U.S. pop and adult contemporary singles charts .

The song has also been recorded by Jerry Butler, Art Garfunkel, Luba, and the Spencer Davis Group.

Sledge’s version was also a top ten hit in the UK peaking at number four on its initial release and peaking at number two in 1987 after it was featured in a Levi’s Jeans advert.

I have two copies both of which are clearly re-issues judging by the 501 Levi logo on the sleeve. On the original release the B side was “Love me like you mean it” but on my two copies the B side or side 2 is “Warm and Tender Love” which was the follow-up single. So two A sides for the price of one.

The two copies I have have identical data on the them but have different coloured labels as you can see below.SCAN0074 SCAN0073

If you need a reminder of how good it was here it is on Youtube.

Author: mikethepsych

He says he's a psychologist but aren't we all?

One thought on “Another great soul single from my attic

  1. Pingback: Percy Sledge……….another soul icon gone | 2 Shades of Grey

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