We honor Otis Redding on his birthday with one of his signature songs

We honor Otis Redding on his birthday with one of his signature songs

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otisKen Sumka | 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

88Nine Radio Milwaukee
We never need an excuse to feature Otis Redding's catalog on the Shadow but his birthday is a good one

Though he was born in Georgia, Otis Redding will forever be linked to Wisconsin as he died in Madison in a plane crash at the tender age of 26. While he didn’t write “Try A Little Tenderness”, he had a huge hit with the song a year before his death. We get another version of the song from Billy Preston, whose birthday was last Friday.

 

 

 

Otis Redding’s version.

And, Billy Preston’s version.

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