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Try a Little Tenderness by Otis Redding

October 7, 2010

Written by Irving King and Harry M. Woods. Performed here by Otis Redding.

A classic soul performance that starts out slow, even melancholy, and builds, Redding unwinding his voice a little more with each chorus, Booker T and the MGs providing the fuel, until we reach the furious R&B ending with Redding fully engulfed in the passion of the song. It makes for great music and great theater.