Album of the Day
Warm & Tender Soul
Percy Sledge shot from Alabama hospital orderly to No.1 hitmaker with his very first single: 1966's "When A Man Loves A Woman." After issuing an album of the same name, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer closed out his breakthrough year with his second longplayer; the consistent high quality of WARM & TENDER SOUL proves Sledge's success was no fluke. Produced by Quinn Ivy, the Atlantic collection's features a dozen tracks including Top 20 hits "It Tears Me Up" and "Warm And Tender Love" as well as impassioned takes on songs penned by the likes of Don Covay, Jerry Butler and Smokey Robinson. A virtual master class in deep soul singing, WARM & TENDER SOUL is a great way for anyone looking beyond that iconic first hit to see the full expanse of Percy Sledge's talent.