Otis Redding — Keep Your Arms Around Me


Howdy everyone from Raggedy’s patio on another beautiful Saturday morning in Texas. Besides the noisy birds, Big O. keeps me company today, while hubby is out jogging.

Before I close my eyes now for 2 minutes and 53 seconds to soak up the sound of the heavenly horn section, I’ll turn up the volume, though … and here goes your ol’ Raggedy.

Oh, and by the way, this is how a saxophone is supposed to sound!

“Keep your Arms Around Me” is from Otis’s second LP,“The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads” (Volt, 1965.)

Enjoy!

4 responses to “Otis Redding — Keep Your Arms Around Me

  1. A great way to start my Sunday. Classic. Thanks.

    • Hi Tom. This is the music that’ll never grow old or cold.
      Back then love songs were about emotions and closeness to the person one loved. That’s what I miss in most of the contemporary songs.
      Glad you enjoyed it.

  2. You are right on the money Raggedy. This is the way a saxophone should sound.( RIP Andrew Love ) Love the Stax Sound.

  3. Thanks, Soultaker. Stax’s musical arrangements were well balanced — never overdone. You just get enough of the sax, for example, to make you return for more w/o leaving you hungry, though …

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