When a Man Loves a Woman" is a song written by Calvin Lewis and Andrew Wright and first recorded by Percy Sledge in 1966 at Norala Sound Studio in Sheffield, Alabama. It made number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B singles charts. Singer and actress Bette Midler recorded the song 14 years later and had a Top 40 hit with her version in 1980.
When A Man Loves A Woman. Produced by Martin Greene & Quin Ivy. Album Sledge in South Africa. When A Man Loves A Woman Lyrics. When a man loves a woman Can't keep his mind on nothin' else He'd change the world for the good thing he's found If she is bad, he can't see it She can do no wrong Turn his back on his best friend if he put her down
Album: When A Man Loves A Woman (1966). Charted: 2 1. Get the Sheet Music License This Song. As Sledge tells it, one night while performing with The Esquires Combo, he was upset about a woman - a broken relationship - so upset that he couldn't concentrate on the music he was supposed to sing. He was so overcome with emotion as the group started their set in a Sheffield, Alabama club, that he turned to his bass player Calvin Lewis and organ player Andrew Wright and asked them if they could play a slow blues backing - any key, their choice - to which he could sing
When A Man Loves A Woman. Written-By – A. Wright, C. Lewis. A2. My Adorable One. Written-By – C. Thompson, I. Berger. A3. Put A Little Lovin' On Me. Written-By – D. WIlkins. When A Man Loves A Woman (LP, Album).
Tracks A1 When a Man Loves a Woman 2:55 A2 My Adorable One 2:42 A3 Put a Little Lovin’ on Me 2:43 A4 Love Me All the Way 2:30 A5 When She Touches Me (Nothing Else Matters) 2:32 A6 You’re Pouring Water on a Drowning Man 2:22 B1 Thief. in the Night 2:27 B2 You Fooled Me 2:34 B3 Love Makes the World Go Round 2:40 B4 Success 3:00 B5 Love Me Like You Mean It 2:26. So, what about the rest of the LP? One knows that When a Man Loves a Woman is a hard act to follow, and the rare heights achieved by that particular tune is not attained elsewhere, here. Conversation for album: Percy Sledge – 1966 – When a Man Loves a Woman.
Most instrumental covers of "When a Man Loves a Woman" play it pretty straight. Not the version by jazz saxophonist Harris, which opened his 1966 album The Tender Storm. He strips the song down to a handful of melodic fragments and a funky little riff or two, propelled by hard-bop pianist Cedar Walton, and reshuffles them into a six-minute jam. Harris's version marked the beginning of his engagement with soul music and of his experiments with the Varitone, an electronic effects unit that let him tweak the sound of his sax.
Artist: Percy Sledge Album: When A Man Loves A Woman Genre: Soul, R&B Label: CEDAR Released: 2002 Quality: FLAC (image+. cue) Tracklist: When A Man Loves A Woman (2:50). My Special Prayer (3:00). Warm And Tender Love (3:20). You're Pouring Water On A Drowning Man (2:20). Just Out Of Reach (3:31).
Percy Sledge is synonymous with ‘When A Man Loves A Woman,' which hit No. 1 in the US on 28 May 1966. But he made many other gems in a 50-year-plus career. After that encore success for ‘When A Man’ in the 1980s, Sledge recorded a fine 1994 album which we highly recommend, the Grammy-nominated Blue Night, for the Sky Ranch label, via Virgin. It featured such guests as Bobby Womack and former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor. No less a music industry great than Jerry Wexler (who had released Sledge’s Atlantic recordings) wrote on the sleeve of Blue Night: This record is impeccable. Percy’s voice is warmer and rounder than I remembered it and his intonation (‘pitch’ to the civilians) is flawless. Percy Sledge then made the Shining Through The Rain album in 2004, again with Saul Davis and Barry Godberg, who had produced the Blue Night set.
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|A||When A Man Loves A Woman
Written-By – Wright*, Lewis*
|B||Love Me, Like You Mean It
Written-By – Gist*, Greene*
- Published By – Lowery Music
- Published By – Kinney Music
- Producer – Martin Greene*, Quin Ivy
NotesTrack A, published by: Kinney Music
Track B, published by: Lowery Music
Made in UK
Originally released in 1966
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A, label): K 10104 A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B, label): K 10104 B
- Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, stamped): K 10104 A4 RAYS
- Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, stamped): K 10104 B 2 PECKO
|45-2326||Percy Sledge||When A Man Loves A Woman / Love Me Like You Mean It (7", Single, Styrene, Pit)||Atlantic||45-2326||US||1966|
|2326X||Percy Sledge||When A Man Loves A Woman / Love Me Like You Mean It (7", Single)||Atlantic||2326X||Canada||1966|
|A 2326||Percy Sledge||When A Man Loves A Woman (7")||Atlantic||A 2326||Netherlands||1966|
|45-2326||Percy Sledge||When A Man Loves A Woman / Love Me Like You Mean It (7", Promo)||Atlantic||45-2326||US||1966|
|K 10104||Percy Sledge||When A Man Loves A Woman (7", Single, RE, Kno)||Atlantic||K 10104||UK||1972|