My Generation Sun. 19 & Mon. 20 April: Percy Sledge, Corey Harris, Pretties, Hollies & Beachies [2015-15]
Percy Sledge In Memoriam ** Corey Harris speaks out ** Pretties, Hollies & Beachies,
COME SOFTLY TO ME: PERCY SLEGDE (In Memoriam, died Tuesday April 14)
Percy Sledge will forever be associated with “When A Woman Loves A Woman” and that’s good, but not good enough — because he recorded dozens of excellent songs. He was a true R&B musician and not a one-hit wonder in the tearjerker league.
Rolling Stone: “ The singer sky-rocketed to the top of both the Hot 100 and R&B charts with his dramatic, heartrending ballad “When a Man Loves a Woman” – his debut single and one of Rollling Stone’s Greatest Songs of All Time, in 1966. It spent 13 weeks on the Billboard pop chart, and was the first chart-topper to come out of the Muscle Shoals, Alabama music scene. He previously performed as a member of the Esquires Combo, but his breakout success as a solo artist paved the way for several more hits, including “Warm and Tender Love,” “It Tears Me Up,” and “Out of Left Field,” among others. He scored more hits in the next decade, with 1973’s “Sunshine” and 1974’s “I’ll Be Your Everything.”
Rockhal.com: Heartbroken ballads about loneliness, attraction and betrayal were Sledge’s specialty, and they filled the four albums he cut during his late-Sixties tenure at Atlantic: When a Man Loves a Woman (1966), Warm and Tender Soul (1966), The Percy Sledge Way (1967) and Take Time and Know Her (1968). As he liked to say, “Most artists judge their success by how much noise they create. I prefer my audience to be quiet.” In 1989, Sledge received the Rhythm & Blues Foundation’s first Career Achievement Award. Even though his post-Atlantic recordings have been infrequent, Sledge has remained an in-demand performer, averaging about a hundred dates a year in the U.S. and Europe.
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MY GENERATION: THE SHOW
New show Sundays 12 noon ** Repeated Sundays 16:00 hrs, 20:00 hrs and 24:00 hrs (twelve midnight till 4 in the morning) and Mondays 12 noon.
ADAMO ** PERCY SLEDGE ** THE BEACH BOYS ** THE HOLLIES ** THE PRETTY THINGS ** CHRIS FARLOWE **
LONG PLAYER TIME
THE ROLLING STONES: AFTERMATH ** GANDALF : GANDALF ** ARMAND: BEN IK TE MIN **
New Show Sundays 14:30 hrs ** Repeated Sundays 18:30 hrs, 22:30 and 02:30 a.m. (Monday) and Monday 14:30 hrs
BLOOMFIELD, KOOPER & STILLS: SUPER SESSION ** COREY HARRIS: BETWEEN MIDNIGHT & DAY + Radio 68Interview snippet ** JO-ANN KELLY & PETER EMERY: DO IT! ** JOHNNY YOUNG’s SOUTSHSIDE BLUES BAND **