Saturday, June 12, 2010

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Otis Redding Tries A Little Tenderness

Otis Redding displayed his renowned passion and intensity during a performance of "Try A Little Tenderness" on a European tour in 1967. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, Redding was an iconic force in soul music. Donald "Duck" Dunn, bassist, stated, “Otis would come in, and he’d just bring everybody up. You wanted to play with Otis. He brought out the best in you.” Following Redding's tragic death at age 26 in a plane crash on December 10, 1967, his greatest hit, "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," was released in 1968.


Michael, The Molar Maven said...

This is possibly the greatest single male vocal performance of all time. It is my all-time favorite. Thanks.

Jeff Tone said...

It is indeed absolutely outstanding. How tragic that we lost Otis at such a young age.