Thursday, April 16, 2015

TBT: Percy Sledge (1940-2015), "Take Time to Know Her"

Percy Sledge, who died Tuesday, is most remembered for his 1966 number one hit, "When a Man Loves a Woman." My favorite of his, though, is "Take Time to Know Her," which charted at number 11 (number 6 on the R&B chart) in 1968.

In the New York Times obituary linked above, critic Dave Marsh is quoted as having:

compared Mr. Sledge’s weighty, smooth wail to “the South itself, in all its bountiful, contradictory mystery.”
Percy Sledge was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.