The-Temptations, DON CHARISMA

My Girl – The Temptations

Yesterday, I posted Otis Redding’s version of “My Girl” … Today, I’m posting The Temptations’ version from 1964.

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The_Temptations_on_the_Ed_Sullivan_Show, DON CHARISMA

“My Girl” is a¬†soul music¬†song recorded by¬†the Temptations¬†for the Gordy (Motown) record label. Written and produced by¬†the Miracles¬†members¬†Smokey Robinson¬†and¬†Ronald White, the song became the Temptations’ first U.S. number-one single, and is today their signature song. Robinson’s inspiration for writing this song was his wife, Miracles member¬†Claudette Rogers Robinson. The song was included on the Temptations 1965 album¬†The Temptations Sing Smokey. In 2018, it was selected for preservation in the¬†National Recording Registry¬†by the¬†Library of Congress¬†as being “culturally, historically, or artistically significant.

Source – Wikipedia

 

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Otis Redding,portrait, public domain, DON CHARISMA

My Girl – Otis Redding

This time I decided to do my own video. Originally a Temptations song – Maybe I’ll post their version later.

I made the video myself – One of my first attempts at video editing, using the built in software in Windows 10 “Video Editor” – it’s OK, but I did have some issues (don’t use too many effects on one clip). Often other videos aren’t that well made – So I thought I’d try my hand at making my own. You can be the judge of whether I made a good job or not !

I like the idea of using the creative tools that are to hand for free, rather than forking out cash that I don’t have. And simple is good these days.

RIP Otis Redding.

Otis Redding,portrait, public domain, DON CHARISMA

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Otis Redding,portrait, public domain, DON CHARISMA

(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding

Otis’ probably definitive and best known record. RIP Otis Redding, this was his last record.

Otis Redding,portrait, public domain, DON CHARISMA

“(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” is a song co-written by soul singer Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper. It was recorded by Redding twice in 1967, including once just days before his death in a plane crash. The song was released on Stax Records’ Volt label in 1968, becoming the first posthumous single to top the charts in the US. It reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.

Redding started writing the lyrics to the song in August 1967, while sitting on a rented houseboat in¬†Sausalito, California. He completed the song with the help of Cropper, who was a Stax producer and the guitarist for¬†Booker T. & the M.G.’s. The song features whistling and sounds of waves crashing on a shore.

Source – Wikipedia

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Don Charisma

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Green Onions – Booker T. And The M.G.’s

Another oldie but classic. It’s a live version, but a really nice live version, with video of band playing.

“Green Onions” is an instrumental composition recorded in 1962 by Booker T. & the M.G.’s. Described as “one of the most popular instrumental rock and soul songs ever”.

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