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Try a Little Tenderness

Music by Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly

Originally Performed by Otis Redding

"Try a Little Tenderness" is a song written by Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly and Harry M. Woods. It was first recorded on December 8, 1932, by the Ray Noble Orchestra (with vocals by Val Rosing). Ted Lewis (Columbia 2748 D) and Ruth Etting (Melotone 12625) had hits with it in 1933. Bing Crosby also recorded it on January 9, 1933 for Brunswick Records.

    Release Date: 1996

Songbooks and Arrangements


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Various Arrangers : Women's Jazz Ballads     : SSAA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Women's Jazz Ballads

A warm and beautiful melody with poignant lyrics set in a sensitive, a cappella arrangement makes 'Try A Little Tenderness' a festival or concert favorite. The lyrics and melody to 'Draw Me A Circle' have an almost child-like simplicity. Setting it within the framework of a harmonically sophisticated arrangement has created a lovely and poignant piece. It is a cappella, rubato and features a fairly lengthy soprano solo. 'Sounds Like Fun' is a short and sweet showpiece. It is part ballad, part rhythmic masterpiece. The hot chords and flashy vocal moves eloquently, but not difficultly, to the very end. This chart is sure to be enjoyed by all those who sing it or just listen to it! 'Nina Never Knew' is an expressive and sensitive ballad setting with a beautiful, lyric melody. Medium difficult, but well worth the effort!

Songlist: Sounds Like Fun, Nina Never Knew, Try a Little Tenderness, Draw Me a Circle

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Voicing: SSAA | 4774b | Sheet Music | $8.98 | A Cappella


Frank Sinatra : Romance: Songs from the Heart : Solo : Songbook : 884088165550 : 1423431367 : 00306899

Frank Sinatra : Romance: Songs from the Heart

21 songs from the collection featuring Ol' Blue Eyes' most romantic ballads. Includes: All the Way - Cheek to Cheek - I'll Be Seeing You - I've Got You Under My Skin - In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning - My Funny Valentine - Time After Time - Where or When - and more.

Songlist: Time After Time, All The Way, Day By Day, Almost Like Being In Love, Angel Eyes, As Time Goes By, At Long Last Love, Cheek To Cheek, Embraceable You, I Wish I Were In Love Again, I'll Be Seeing You, I've Got A Crush On You, I've Got You Under My Skin, In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, Love Is Here To Stay, My Funny Valentine, Nice 'n' Easy, Too Marvelous For Words, Try A Little Tenderness, Where Or When, If You Are But A Dream

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Frank Sinatra | 40213b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Otis Redding : Greatest Hits : Solo : Songbook : 073999064230 : 0634032062 : 00306423

Otis Redding : Greatest Hits

This fantastic collection provides a retrospective of 18 classics from '60s soul superstar Otis Redding. Includes: Amen - Chained and Bound - Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) - The Happy Song - Hard to Handle - I've Been Loving You Too Long - I've Got Dreams to Remember - Knock on Wood - Love Man - Mr. Pitiful - My Lover's Prayer - Pain in My Heart - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - Respect - (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - These Arms of Mine - Tramp - Try a Little Tenderness. Also features photos and a biography on this singer whose career was tragically cut short.

Songlist: I've Been Loving You Too Long, Mr. Pitiful, The Happy Song, Amen, Pain In My Heart, Chained And Bound, Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song), I've Got Dreams To Remember, My Lover's Prayer, These Arms Of Mine, Respect, Knock On Wood, Love Man, Papa's Got A Brand New Bag, (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay, Try A Little Tenderness, Hard To Handle, Tramp

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Otis Redding | 40200b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Sam Cooke : At the Copa : Solo : Songbook : 654979065975  : 00-PFM0315

Sam Cooke : At the Copa

Sam Cooke, was an American gospel, R&B, soul, and pop singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is considered to be one of the pioneers and founders of soul music. Cooke had 29 Top 40 hits in the U.S. between 1957 and 1964. Major hits like "You Send Me", "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Chain Gang", "Wonderful World", and "Bring It on Home to Me" are some of his most popular songs. Cooke was also among the first modern black performers and composers to attend to the business side of his musical career. He founded both a record label and a publishing company as an extension of his careers as a singer and composer. Broadway, blues, folk, jazz, gospel, country, and soul are represented on the remarkable album Sam Cooke at the Copa. This album-matching folio includes eight pages of biographical and historical information about Sam Cooke during his time at the Copa.

Songlist: Bill Bailey, Blowin' In The Wind, Frankie & Johnny, I Love You For Sentimental Reasons , If I Had A Hammer, Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out, Tennessee Waltz, The Best Things In Life Are Free , This Little Light Of Mine, Try A Little Tenderness, Twistin' The Night Away, When I Fall In Love

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Sam Cooke | 5383b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Individual Folios

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Try a Little Tenderness : SATB : 0 : Songbook : 00-46460 : 038081528397

Try a Little Tenderness

This slow, soulful setting of the Otis Redding classic builds to a marvelous final chord. Classic Kirby Shaw!

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.00 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-46460 | Showtrax CD Available


Try a Little Tenderness : SAB : 0 : Sheet Music : 00-46461 : 038081528403

Try a Little Tenderness

This slow, soulful setting of the Otis Redding classic builds to a marvelous final chord. Classic Kirby Shaw!

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.00 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-46461 | Showtrax CD Available

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