Percy Sledge: 10 Essential Tracks

The soul legend was best known for "When a Man Loves a Woman," but his career was filled with undiminished treasures

"Going Home Tomorrow" (1994)

This cover of the old Fats Domino tune "Goin' Home" – a pre-rock & roll R&B hit from 1952 – is unlike almost anything else in Sledge's discography. The singer rarely tackled something as greasy as New Orleans R&B and this version, goosed along by slide guitar from former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor, shows that if Sledge wanted to, he could've rocked as hard as any other Louisiana R&B singer. He just chose to specialize in ballads and, really, with a voice like that, who could blame him?

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