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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: 1932


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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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


'Round Midnight : 'Round Midnight : 00  1 CD

'Round Midnight : 'Round Midnight

The 2006 Harmony Sweeps Regional Champs and Audience Favorite from NYC, 'Round Midnight placed well in their first BHS International Competition in Anaheim, CA. Jeff, Wayne , T.J. and Larry bring us their first, self-titled CD of 10 tunes. Favorites are Van Morrison's "Moondance," "Try A Little Tenderness," "Don't Be A Baby, Baby," "Tonight" from West Side Story," the Doo-Wop classic "In The Still of the Night," the Righteous Brothers' "My Girl," The Skyliners' "Since I Don't Have You" and the Isley Brothers' "Shout!" We have to say that 'Round Midnight's rich, velvety harmonies are particularly fine on a classic Barbershop song like "Sing Me That Song Again," but every one of these cuts is a winner, and we love to see a top Barbershop groups push the envelope with their repertoire. An impressive debut recording from talented, fast-rising 'Round Midnight!

Songlist: Moondance , Anytime At All , Try a Little Tenderness , Don't Be A Baby, Baby , Sing Me That Song Again , Tonight (From "West Side Story") , In the Still of the Night, My Girl , Since I Don't Have You, Shout!

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5864c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


17th Avenue All-Stars : Talkin' Acappella : 00  1 CD

17th Avenue All-Stars : Talkin' Acappella

Here's history for you. In 1991 just as the a cappella resurgence was beginning the All Stars began singing their mix of doo wop, soul, rock, and gospel which were to propel them to national prominence in 1993 as the winners of the Harmony Sweepstakes. In addition to originals by Robert Anderson, Jeff Harris and Norm Silver, the recording includes mostly covers arranged by Robert Anderson, "Why Do Fools Fall In Love", "Try A Little Tenderness", "You Talk Too Much", "Wonderful Tonight" and "Fire" among others...

Songlist: Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Second Chance, Try a Little Tenderness, On, the Americas, The Letter, You Talk Too Much, Swing Down, Chariot, Forbidden Love, Wonderful Tonight, Fire, Minute by Minute, Ywa (Yuppie with Attitude)

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2230c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Hookslide : Bump It Up : 00  1 CD

Hookslide : Bump It Up

We have enjoyed San Francisco's 4-man Hookslide's dynamic live show at Harmony Sweep's Regional competitions, at the A Cappella Summit and many local venues. "Bump it Up " is the group's third, and features some excellent original material on these 14 cuts, notably group member Paul Anderson's "Whatcha Wanna Do," "Way Past Down," "Superfriend" (written with group beatboxer Jon Pilat), the silly, sassy "Mr. Funky" (co-written by Anderson and tenor Mayank Thanawala, who personally wrote "Two Ways Out"). Covers of the Doobies' "Long Train Running," Chris Robinson's "Ride," Led Zep's "No Quarter," Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground," Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness," Cake's "Love You Madly" and The Trammps' "Disco Inferno." "Bump it up" is high-energy, fun stuff-an impressive third from local favorites Hookslide!

Songlist: Watcha Wanna Do, Long Train Running, Way Past Down, Ride, Superfriend, No Quarter, Higher Ground, Two Ways Out, Try A Little Tenderness, Love You Madly, Mr. Funky, Disco Inferno, I Just Want To Celebrate, Apache Wedding Prayer

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7702c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Regents : Regents : 00  1 CD

Regents : Regents

The Regents won the Championship by an unprecedented 439 points, a record that apparently still stands. Featuring Joe Mazzone on lead, who had secured first prize in an Arthur Godfrey Talent Program, the line-up competed for the first time in 1971, and finished third (behind Champions Dealer's Choice) in 1973. This recording includes several classic seventies pop songs, such as "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," "Theme From The Godfather," and "We've Only Just Begun," which would have made them cutting edge back then...plus "Hi Neighbor (Medley)," (including "Zippity Doo Dah"), "Little Somebody Of Mine" and "Knee Deep In Daisies" and lots more, for 22 in all.

Songlist: Little Somebody of mine, Love theme from the Godfather, By the time I get to Phoenix, Knee Deep in Daisies, Try a little tenderness, The masquerade is over, Strolling down Harmony Lane, Time Was, Whatever Happened to Mary, Ol'man River, Rock me in my Awanee Cradle, Little Girl, There's a broken heart for every light on broadway, The little boy, You make me feel so young, Old folks, Corabelle, I'll still be loving you , Hi nNeighbor ( medley), Fare thee well, Walk away, We've only just begun

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5551c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Sounds Familiar : Sounds Familiar : 00  1 CD

Sounds Familiar : Sounds Familiar

Sounds Familiar is exactly that: a selection of familiar favorites of decades past. These four ladies with soothing voices from all the way across the Atlantic have poured their hearts into these arrangements, stylizing with hooks and smooth changes, dynamic crescendo movement and impeccable rhythm. "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody" and "The Lady Is A Tramp" are two songs that are never tiresome! Track 7, "Little Bit More" is a fantastic song and incredibly well sung! "Orange Colored Sky", is very clever, but don't let it startle you! Make sure you listen to this CD all the way through!

Songlist: Rock-A-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody, Almost Like Being in Love, The Lady is a Tramp, That's an Irish Lullaby, Sixties Melody, Try a Little Tenderness, Little Bit More, You Made Me Love You, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Little Man You've Had a Busy Day, Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight, Winter Wonderland, Orange Coloured Sky

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5452c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Try a Little Tenderness : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Reg Connelly : Otis Redding :  1 CD : 00-46460 : 038081528397

Kirby Shaw : Try a Little Tenderness

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

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composers: Reg Connelly and Reg Connelly Performed By: Otis Redding

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


Try a Little Tenderness : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Reg Connelly : Otis Redding : Sheet Music : 00-46461 : 038081528403

Kirby Shaw : Try a Little Tenderness

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

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composers: Reg Connelly and Reg Connelly Performed By: Otis Redding

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


Try a Little Tenderness : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Reg Connelly : Otis Redding : Sheet Music : 00-46462 : 038081528410

Kirby Shaw : Try a Little Tenderness

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

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Reg Connelly Performed By: Otis Redding

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.00 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-46462

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