Interview with Percy Sledge [Listen 25:01 min] – “When a man loves a woman” or (Why did you leave me baby?)
Interview Date: November 11, 2011 @11am EDT
Special Guest: Percy Sledge – this R&B Superstar was one of the key figures of what was to be later classified as “the 60’s Deep Southern Soul”. Signed to Atlantic Records in 1966, Percy Sledge’s very first recording for the label turned out to be one of the labels biggest hits. Mr.Sledges beautifully gut wrenching song “When a man loves a Woman” is one of the most loved and referenced songs of all time. In the interview, Percy Sledge and I talk about how he got started, what the soul scene was like back in the day, some of the key figures in his career and even the recording of “When a man loves a woman.”
Stax/Volt Records - Buying the best Soul Around!
What better way to start off this week article than talk about Atlantics old business partner Stax/Volt Records; one of the best 60’s soul/R&B labels in the world. Created by brother and sister duo Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton*; the company was to rival Motown