But of course it's not all about sad songs, We also get the very upbeat horns driven "I Can't Turn You Lose", "Shake"containing one of my favorite song lyrics "You're shaking like a bowl of soup", "Look At That Girl", the Carla Thomas duet "Tramp" and the original version of a "Respect". An altered version would go on to be singer Aretha Franklin's signature song. The original Otis version, which he wrote himself, with different lyrics contaning no "R-E-S-P-E-C-P-T", is a far better song.
"Respect" is not the only song you may recognize. Until I bought this album I had no idea the most known Black Crows song "Hard To Handle" was also originally done by Otis Redding. That intense song lip synched by John Crier's "Ducky" character while thrashing around the record store in Pretty In Pink was "Try A Little Tenderness" is actually Otis. The scene only helps prove it is one of Otis's most intense songs.
The most well known Otis Redding song "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay" closes out an awesome introduction to one of music history's greatest singers.
Watch Otis Reding singing "Respect" below. I want to know your opinions on who's version is better