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Thread #61037   Message #979586
Posted By: Ritchie
09-Jul-03 - 04:46 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tab Req: My Girl (Otis Redding)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tab Req: My Girl (Otis Redding)
Thanks Noreen :)

PoppaGator, you've got to remember this is the 60's it's England it's cold and dark and we were just coming out of the Mod movement. Otis Redding was gutsy, strong, full of energy and excellent for seedy clubs good soulful R&B. The Temps sang some of the best songs ever, as only the Temps could infact they are as good now as they were then, the songs that is, not the Temptations.

The whole thing about 'best versions' is where you heard it first, what were you doing? who were you with? When it's a great song and then you check out the 'original' for example 'it's all over now' by the Stones .. much better by the Valentinos, Louie Louie by the Kinks, much better by Richard Perry, however you are right, Otis Redding can be judged much better thro' his interpretation of other songs.

you say potatoe and I say potatoe.

regards Ritchie