It's no secret that I love my old school R&B and Soul music. So, it should be no surprise that I would love the King of Soul himself, Mr. Otis Redding.
I remember hearing "(Sittin' On) The Dock of The Bay" as a kid, but my first big connection was when I heard "Try a Little Tenderness." I was watching Pretty in Pink starring Molly Ringwald, and Duckie burst into the record store lip synching this song. I couldn't resist the performance or the song. After seeing that movie, I started looking into Otis Redding songs and have been a fan ever since. Do you like Otis Redding? Here are just a few of my favorite songs from the King of Soul...
Try a Little Tenderness
That's How Strong My Love Is
Satisfaction (I Can't Get No)
(Sittin' On) The Dock of The Bay
These Arms of Mine
P.S. Need a 4th of July playlist? Check out the country/rock one I posted last year here - it's a classic for some good ol' American music!