When A Man Loves A Woman

Song composer(s)

Lewis, Calvin / Wright, Andrew

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Single : Percy Sledge (1966)
When A Man Loves A Woman : Percy Sledge (1966)
The Tender Storm : Eddie Harris (1966)
Darling Baby : The Elgins (1966)
He'll Be Back : Players (1966)
King Size Soul : King Curtis (1967)
Day In The Life : Wes Montgomery (1967)
Whiskey a Go-Go Revisited : Johnny Rivers (1967)
Soul Song : Shirley Scott (1968)
Suite 16 : Yusef Lateef (1970)
Are You Ready : Pacific Gas & Electric (1970)
The No. 1 Hits of the 60's : Various Artists (Percy Sledge) (1975)
Americana : Leon Russell (1978)
Grand Slam : Rare Earth (1978)
Happy Love : Natalie Cole (1981)
Something So Good : Inner Circle (1982)
Any Day Now : Percy Sledge (1984)
More Songs from the Big Chill Soundtrack : Various Artists (Percy Sledge ) (1984)
A Change Is Gonna Come : Solomon Burke (1986)
Garfunkel: Best of : Art Garfunkel (1990)
It Tears Me Up : Percy Sledge (1992)
When a Man Loves a Woman : Ronnie McDowell (1992)
The Crying Game Soundtrack : Various Artists (1993)
Toolin Around : Arlen Roth (1994)
Experience the Divine (Greatest Hits) : Bette Midler (1995)
Best of Percy Sledge : Percy Sledge (1996)
Soul to Jazz : Bernard Purdie (1996)
Walkin' Thing : Shirley Scott (1996)
One More Try - An Anthology : Gregg Allman (1997)
Last Concert : Eddie Harris (1997)
Hits : Jerry Lee Lewis (1997)
Very Best of Percy Sledge : Percy Sledge (1998)
The Muscle Shoals Sound : Various Artists (199?)

Performance History

Performed only during a soundcheck on 26th March 1995.

Notes

Lewis and Wright were, respectively, the bass player and organist in Percy Sledge's band at the time of the songs creation. The song supposedly originated from an impromptu, improvised performance during a live show. Sledge though for some reason did not take a share of the song writing credits.

It was originally recorded by Percy Sledge in December 1965.

The song was used as the title and the theme song of a Luis Mandoki film in 1994.