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Try a Little Tenderness

Try a Little Tenderness
Single information
NameTry a Little Tenderness
ArtistOtis Redding
AlbumComplete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul
B-side"I'm Sick Y'all"
ReleasedNovember 14, 1966
Format7" 45 RPM
RecordedStax Studios, Memphis, Tennessee: 1966
GenreSoul
Length3:46 (album version)
3:20 (single version)
LabelVolt/Atco
V-141
SongwriterJimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly
Harry M. Woods
ProducerJim Stewart
Isaac Hayes
Booker T. & the MG's
Previous single"Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)"
(1966)
Next single"I Love You More Than Words Can Say"
(1967)

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"Try a Little Tenderness" is a love 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) followed by both Ruth Etting and Bing Crosby in 1933. Subsequent recordings and performances were done by such recording artists as Otis Redding, Pat O'Malley in the Jack Hylton's Big Band, Little Miss Cornshucks (1951), Jimmy Durante, Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Rod Stewart, Frankie Laine, Percy Sledge, Earl Grant, Al Jarreau, Nina Simone, Etta James, Tina Turner, Three Dog Night, John Miles and Andrew Strong, Chris Brown, Michael Bublé, The Von Bondies, Cassia Eller and Amber Riley in the Fox show Glee.


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