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September 27, 2010 9:00 AM ET

 

Aretha Franklin Cancels Concert After Son's Attack
Aretha Franklin, Rolling Stone's Greatest Singer of All Time, canceled a performance in Kansas City last night, following an assault on her son Eddie last week which left him in a Detroit hospital. No arrests have been made in the attack. [Sound Spike]

Kid Cudi Pleads Guilty to Possession
Kid Cudi pleaded guilty to a charge of drug possession, and was sentenced to two days of community service. [TMZ]

Wyclef Jean Hospitalized for 'Stress and Fatigue'
Wyclef Jean was admitted into a New Jersey hospital this weekend to treat headaches that have dogged him over the past few weeks. Jean has recently been busy recording new music and meeting with members of the UN. [ Billboard ]

'Idol' Runner-Up Crystal Bowersox Engaged
American Idol's season nine runner-up Crystal Bowersox, who broke up with her previous boyfriend hours before last season's finale, has revealed she is engaged to current boyfriend, musician Brian Walker. The couple will wed next month. Bowersox is currently recording her debut album. [ People ]

U2 Perform 'Spanish Eyes' in San Sebastian
U2 dusted off the Joshua Tree-era b-side "Spanish Eyes" for their 360 Tour stop in San Sebastian, Spain last night. The band hasn't performed the song since August 2001. [U2.com]

Daft Punk Set 'Tron' Soundtrack Release Date
Daft Punk will release their soundtrack for the film Tron on November 22nd. The album will be released digitally and in a "deluxe" physical edition. [ Tron Soundrack]

Animal Collective Shoes to Include Unreleased Music
Animal Collective's Avey Tare has designed a slip-on shoe, dubbed "The Tobin," for Keep Company, with proceeds benefitting the Socorro Island conservation fund. The shoes, which become available in March 2011, will be accompanied by a cassette tape of unreleased music by Animal Collective. [Consequence of Sound]

Plus: ABBA suing political party over "Mamma Mia," Susan Boyle covering "Perfect Day" and more.

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Song Stories

“Try a Little Tenderness”

Otis Redding | 1966

This pop standard had been previously recorded by dozens of artists, including by Bing Crosby 33 years before Otis Redding, who usually wrote his own songs, cut it. It was actually Sam Cooke’s 1964 take, which Redding’s manager played for Otis, that inspired the initially reluctant singer to take on the song. Isaac Hayes, then working as Stax Records’ in-house producer, handled the arrangement, and Booker T. and the MG’s were the backing band. Redding’s soulful version begins quite slowly and tenderly itself before mounting into a rousing, almost religious “You’ve gotta hold her, squeeze her …” climax. “I did that damn song you told me to do,” Redding told his manager. “It’s a brand new song now.”

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