Retro Music 15

When Otis Redding died in a plane crash in 1967, I was 15 years old, and already a huge fan of the singer. I had even managed to see him live in London earlier that year, as part of the legendary Stax/Volt Tour. I was very upset when he died that December. He had many hits, but my personal favourite was his updated version of ‘Try A Little Tenderness’, a song originally recorded in 1932, and already covered by every famous singer since that date.

There is not a month that goes by when I do not play this song, to remind me what a talent we lost in Otis.

45 thoughts on “Retro Music 15

  1. I am curious about vocal chords…they do vary depending on your racial background and the difference comes across when they sing. Russian choirs have a particular sound that gives me chills. I have never seen mention of what accounts for the differences but I enjoy the many sounds. This was a great song too.

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