500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Otis Redding, 'Try a Little Tenderness'
Writers: Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Harry Woods
Producers: Steve Cropper, Jim Stewart
Released: Dec. '66, Stax
10 weeks; No. 25
On his own, drummer Al Jackson Jr. switched to double-time on the second verse, for the high-energy climax. "We didn't know he was gonna do that," said bassist Duck Dunn. "It was amazing."
Appears on: Very Best of Otis Redding (Rhino)