Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Mighty Sam McClain v. The Great Percy Sledge: "When She Touches Me"

It's no secret that I love Percy Sledge and believe that no one can match him when it comes to interpreting bittersweet love songs.  I just came across a cover version of Percy's "When She Touches Me (Nothing Else Matters)" by Mighty Sam that I really like. The original was released in 1966 by Rodge Martin on the Bragg label as the B-side of "Lovin' Machine." Solomon Burke also covered it in 1966.

Sam McClain  (1967)



Percy Sledge (When A Man Loves A Woman, Atlantic, 1966)


Solomon Burke (Atlantic, 1966)



 The Original by Rodge Martin (1966, Bragg)


4 comments:

Vintage Grooves said...

Hi Raggedy,

Great post, but both divshare songs are the same. Looking forward to hearing the second one.

Thanks for the link. ;-)

Marie

Raggedy said...

Oy! Thanks a lot. Things like that happen when I try to make up for missed posts ... lol On top of it all, I had the plumbers in the house.
Thanks again, and I do like your blog. I only provide links to blogs I consider worthwhile visiting.

Vintage Grooves said...

My pleasure, Raggedy - and thanks for re-upping. Two fine renditions - I'm especially fond of the Percy Sledge. I've done the same thing myself (without noisy plumbers being present.) I feel as you do, and can only post links if I genuinely like the blog and intend to visit it frequently. There's an older post on mine of Mighty Sam doing 'Sweet Dreams' - have you heard it before?

Marie

Raggedy said...

Thanks for bringing this wonderful song to my attention. Absolutely great -- gooseflesh inducing song.
I think I need to do more research on Mighty Sam's music.