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Otis Redding — These Arms of Mine
Album: I've Been Loving You Too Long
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Released: 1965
Length: 2:28
Plays (last 30 days): 2
These arms of mine
They are lonely, lonely and feeling blue
These arms of mine
They are yearning, yearning from wanting you

And if you would let them hold you
Oh, how grateful I will be
These arms of mine
They are burning, burning from wanting you
These arms of mine
They are wanting, wanting to hold you

And if you would let them hold you
Oh, how grateful I will be
Come on, come on baby
Just be my little woman, just be my lover
I need me somebody, somebody to treat me right
I need your loving arms,
Loving arms to hold me tight
And I need your tender lips
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okay, some singers can take that gooey love song and make it really work. What an amazing talent we lost
 maalik wrote:
"Where are you right now? Somewhere warm? Safe? In the arms of someone you love? Now what if all of that was gone? And the only thing you could do is survive. You would right? You'd try. You'd do things. Horrible things. Until you lose that last thing you have left, yourself. But what if you could take it back, all of it? A reset switch. You'd hit it, right? You'd have to."



I've often thought what would I do if my house burned down, my wife passed and I was fired from my job all in the same day?
"Where are you right now? Somewhere warm? Safe? In the arms of someone you love? Now what if all of that was gone? And the only thing you could do is survive. You would right? You'd try. You'd do things. Horrible things. Until you lose that last thing you have left, yourself. But what if you could take it back, all of it? A reset switch. You'd hit it, right? You'd have to."


                                         
                                          N O B O D Y
                                         sang like Otis.

                         25 years old at Monterey - June,18th 1967:

                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7jbMLNoyjM

                         Gone 6 months later at 26

 
GODLIKE  : )
 K_Love wrote:
How on Earth is this not a 10?!?

 


lots of Otis here lately{#Laughing}
he's got a great catalog 
THE BIG "O"



"hurry oldfart, into the WABAC machine!"
 oldfart48 wrote:
back when Ben Franklin made wax recording a reality. 3 minutes more or less was the most a single wax cylinder would hold. songwriters got that timing down and the rest is history. you can thank the 60's &70's jam bands who helped create modern rock  fm radio for longer cuts. (it's also where that ol' saw " stacks of wax" came from
 
Ben Franklin = Thomas Edison?
This was a week where I needed someone's Arms ...
 oldfart48 wrote:
back when Ben Franklin made wax recording a reality. 3 minutes more or less was the most a single wax cylinder would hold. songwriters got that timing down and the rest is history. you can thank the 60's &70's jam bands who helped create modern rock  fm radio for longer cuts. (it's also where that ol' saw " stacks of wax" came from
 
Ben Franklin?! 
 socalhol wrote:
I've often noticed that these songs from an older era seem to all be fairly short in duration, at least as compared to the average length of newer songs.  Seems more noticeable when mixed in the middle of modern songs.  Anyone know why this is?  Did they have a limit to how long songs could be to fit the commercial radio programming back then?

  back when Ben Franklin made wax recording a reality. 3 minutes more or less was the most a single wax cylinder would hold. songwriters got that timing down and the rest is history. you can thank the 60's &70's jam bands who helped create modern rock  fm radio for longer cuts. (it's also where that ol' saw " stacks of wax" came from



 Antigone wrote:
Seems to fade out too soon.

 
He certainly did.  Amazing musician, taken from us too soon.
Seems to fade out too soon.
More Redding :) Please, more.. {#Pray}
1.4% gave this a 1?  wtf?   a true 10!
 
How on Earth is this not a 10?!?
 LizK wrote:

Yes
Yes
And Yes 
 
So great to hear this again-just goes to show the depth of musical prowess these two possess. And if you want a really great live performance of this, check out Otis Live in Europe-killer, especially "Try A Little Tenderness"—this got us ramped up on a Friday evening after classes-we were raging love monkeys!
 
Otis, my man, why did you have to die so young?
 kingart wrote:
I don't believe I've ever heard this before. 
Great singer, gone way too early.
Thanks, Bill and RP.

 
 
Yes
Yes
And Yes 
I don't believe I've ever heard this before. 
Great singer, gone way too early.
Thanks, Bill and RP.

 
 socalhol wrote:
I've often noticed that these songs from an older era seem to all be fairly short in duration, at least as compared to the average length of newer songs.  Seems more noticeable when mixed in the middle of modern songs.  Anyone know why this is?  Did they have a limit to how long songs could be to fit the commercial radio programming back then?
 
songs for AM radio were usually about 3 minutes long.

I've often noticed that these songs from an older era seem to all be fairly short in duration, at least as compared to the average length of newer songs.  Seems more noticeable when mixed in the middle of modern songs.  Anyone know why this is?  Did they have a limit to how long songs could be to fit the commercial radio programming back then?
like to hear this on a heavier rotation.
Awesome, I was just listening to this earlier today!
 2cats wrote:
This is so good for the ears.
 
'Tuma?

Jes' funnin' ya.

Otis Redding could sing a phone book, and the audience would be in tears. So perfect.

This would be an ideal slow dance song. {#Cool}
Finally figured out who Amos Lee sounds like: Otis Redding!
So I had a girlfriend that I called her house.
 She was not home and I got the message machine.
 I hung up, called back and left this on the machine.

  She is now my wife for the last 16 years, somethings just work
10!  LOVE LOVE LOVE Otis!!!  every song from him is a treasure.
This is so good for the ears.
First?