Soul Sunday: Percy Sledge – It Tears Me Up

This was Percy Sledge’s 3rd single from Atlantic, following his mega-hit “When A Man Loves a Woman” and “Warm and Tender Love”. In December, 1966 the song reached #7 in the US R&B charts and #12 in Canada. As always, Sledge sings with enormous passion and you can feel his anguish and loss with every word.

Percy Sledge – It Tears Me Up (Atlantic)

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Exiled New Englander now living in Canada. I dream in Spanish but can't speak it. I wish I'd grown up as an old black man playin' the blues just like my father.

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