Pergy Sledge

Percy Sledge obituary | Soul | The GuardianPercy Sledge (born November 25, 1941) is an American R&B and soul performer who recorded the hit “When a Man Loves a Woman” in 1966. Sledge worked in a series of blue-collar jobs in the fields in Leighton, Alabama before taking a job as an orderly at Colbert County Hospital in Sheffield, Alabama. Through the mid-1960s, 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. See for more.

My Special Prayer

When a Man Loves a Woman

A Whiter Shade Of Pale

Warm and tender love

Cover Me

Baby Help Me

Kind Woman

ll Be Your Everything

Stand By Me

Come Softly to Me

It’s all wrong, but it’s alright

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