Monday, November 17, 2008

Percy Sledge

My Penguin guide to the blues book is packed up at the moment so click the title link for a condensed version on wikipedia. Percy Sledge, Otis Redding, Jackie Wilson and Sam and Dave were my first introductions to the music that I so love now. I think I was about ten when I made my first discovery, but the very first songs to make a lasting impression on me were Jackie Wilson's "Higher and Higher" and Percy Sledge's "Cover Me". To date "Cover Me" is still my all time favorite song, if I have to choose one :)

Cover Me

Warm and Tender Love

Take Time to Know Her

When a Man Loves a Woman

Bring It On Home To Me

It's All Wrong But It's Alright

Percy and Rosa Sledge Live at James Ranch--got goosebumps with this one...can you imagine being married to a man that sings such love songs?


A.O.O.F.C said...

Hiya, Prin/C. Hey, it's gone all romantic here!! How are you? Thanks for reminding me about Sam & Dave, and Percy Sledge. There's so much music I never get time to listen to!...TTU soon!

prin said...

LOL! yeah, I had a moment :) I'm back now... I have been so frustrated over all this crap about it taking so friggin long to get my license and not being able to go to work that I needed a bit of soothing so I wouldn't go off the deep end...