Throwback Thursday: Otis Redding – Try A Little Tendernessby Donica on Dec 15, 2011 • 13:10 •
Otis Redding invented swag. He also wrote the dictionary of soul, literally.
Today I’m paying homage to the originator of what might the biggest song of 2011, Jay-Z and Kanye’s Otis, inspired by Otis Redding’s Try A Little Tenderness. This is the beauty of hip-hop, being able to take pieces of a soulful rhythm and blues classic from the 60′s and re-birth it into a #1 hip-hop hit for any generation to appreciate.
The heartfelt lyrics to this song always take my breath away. Remind me to play this at my wedding.
“Oh, she may be weary
Young girls they do get wearied
Wearing that same old shaggy dress, yeah yeah
But when she gets weary
Try a little tenderness, yeah yeah“