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

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"I'll Be Your Everything" (1974)

Sledge's last hit, "I'll Be Your Everything," made it to 15 on the Billboard R&B charts in 1974 and it shows that he was skillful enough to navigate shifting fashions if he wanted. It's another slow-burning ballad, one that has roots in "When a Man Loves a Woman," but also one that's been given an appealingly slick '70s makeover, and has just enough strings and backing vocals to sound supple, not sappy.

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