Playground For Otis Redding


Before Jay-Z and Kanye West was transformed into a playground for them war opera, by Otis Redding in the 1966 version of "Try a Little Tenderness" was a classic in its own right. Yes, the song appears in the sample, "Otis," a track off the highly anticipated LP Watch Throne, but the song has permeated popular culture over the years, and this latest incarnation of the soul song that shows the love story is still strong.

Written by James Campbell and Reginald Connelly (under the pseudonym of Irving King) and was originally recorded in 1932, Ray Noble Orchestra, then again in 1933, the actress Ruth Etting and Bing Crosby, "Try a Little Tenderness" will continue to cover the many. Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Aretha Franklin to put any spin on it. But until now, Redding edit remains the most popular.

In 1986, the "Pretty in Pink", the actor Jon Cryer, playing goofy Duckie character, danced on the song in a movie coming of age of several memorable scenes. Five years later, in 1991, singing the melody actor Andrew strong in the movie "The Commitments". Perhaps the funniest use of lyric poetry came in 2001, "Shrek." Donkey (voiced by Eddie Murphy) is found love gives advice to a cartoon troll trying to block the marriage of his beloved Princess Fiona and villainous Lord Farquaad. Pinning against a door Shrek, Donkey closed explodes in the song when he laments: "You want to keep it? Her Please? You must therefore, I have to try a little tenderness. "

Masta Killa Wu-Tang Clan love song samples cut in 2004 "DTD", and even brought Raekwon and Ghostface Killah buddies on the trip.

Singer Chris Brown has a crack in the classic 2007 film "This Christmas", the modernization of the song that shows the chops with vocal tracks and Windy elongated normal loot. In May, Amber Riley, also known as Mercedes Jones in "Glee," tried a little tenderness itself, and put his stamp on the track in the second season of the popular series.

Now is Jay-Z and Kanye. 45 years after its release, the Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness" as influential as it was in 1960. Who would have thought it?