When a man loves a woman
Starting and ending with ‘When A Man Loves A Woman’ made famous by Percy Sledge, we made a playlist powered by Hittin’Around. It has Sarah Vaughan & Marcos Valle, Otis Redding, Etta James, Etta James and many more.
Wikipedia: When a Man Loves a Woman is credited to Calvin Lewis and Andrew Wright, who played bass and keyboards with Sledge. However, the song is in fact written by Percy Sledge himself, but he gave it to Lewis and Wright.
Rolling Stone : Sledge was touring the South with an R&B combo called the Esquires and working as a hospital orderly when Alabama producer Ivy heard him belt out an intense, pleading ballad at the local Elks Club.
OtisRedding.com : Otis was in San Francisco for shows at The Fillmore West and it was during a weeklong stay on a houseboat in Sausalito that the inspiration came for “Dock Of The Bay.”
Travis SmileyPBS : (Etta) James : “Oh, I’ve got nothing but cowboy boots. Oh, I think I’m bad when I got these boots on”. Travis : “You got your legs crossed and showing your boots.” James : “Oh, yes, showing them boots. (Laughter) I think I’m real bad. When I got them on, I turn into the boss.”