Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness

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"Try a Little Tenderness" is a song written by Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly and Harry M. Woods, and recorded initially on December 8, 1932 by the Ray Noble Orchestra (with vocals by Val Rosing). 

A popular version in an entirely new form was recorded by soul artist Otis Redding in 1966. Redding was backed on his version by Booker T. & the M.G.'s, and Stax staff producer Isaac Hayes worked on the arrangement. Redding's recording features a slow soulful opening that eventually builds into a frenetic R&B conclusion, that incorporates elements from the Duke Ellington/Lee Gaines song Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don't Tease Me) as well as the words: "Sock it to me". This version peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has been named on a number of "best songs of all time" lists, including those from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It is in the 204th position on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. A live version recorded in 1967 at the Monterey International Pop Festival was also recorded.

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Artist: Otis Redding
Video title: Try A Little Tenderness

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Category: R'n'B, Soul, Funk
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