The Von Bondies: “Try A Little Tenderness” from Pawn Shoppe Heart

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About “Try A Little Tenderness”

“Try A Little Tenderness” is a hidden song by The Von Bondies from their album Pawn Shoppe Heart.

“Try a Little Tenderness” is a timeless and iconic song that has been performed by numerous artists over the years, but the most famous rendition is arguably by soul legend Otis Redding. The song was originally written by James Campbell, Reginald Connelly, and Harry M. Woods in 1932 and performed by the Ray Noble Orchestra with lead vocals by Val Rosing. It has since become a standard in the genres of soul and R&B.

Otis Redding’s version, recorded in 1966, is particularly renowned for its emotional depth and powerful delivery. Redding’s soulful and passionate vocals, backed by a lush orchestral arrangement, make his rendition a standout. The lyrics express a plea for love and tenderness in a world filled with hardship and turmoil, making it a poignant and universally relatable song.

About Pawn Shoppe Heart

Pawn Shoppe Heart is the second studio album by American rock band The Von Bondies, released in 2004. This album catapulted the band into the mainstream, largely due to the breakout single “C’mon C’mon,” which garnered significant radio play and was featured in commercials and television shows.

The album is characterized by its garage rock sound, blending elements of punk, blues, and rock ‘n’ roll. Songs like “C’mon C’mon” and “Not That Social” are high-energy anthems that capture the band’s rebellious spirit.

Pawn Shoppe Heart solidified The Von Bondies as a prominent force in the garage rock revival of the early 2000s. It remains a notable release in the genre and a representation of the band’s fierce, gritty sound.

How to find “Try A Little Tenderness”

On CD: Play through the last track (“Pawn Shoppe Heart”)

Listen to “Try A Little Tenderness”

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