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They Call Him Mr. Pittiful


They called him “Mr. Pitiful,” but singer Otis Redding’s moniker doesn’t fit the impact he had on popular music in the 60’s and beyond.  It’s the music of Otis Redding on this edition of Cyprus Avenue.

Track List:

Otis Redding- "These Arms of Mine”

Otis Redding- “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”

Otis Redding- “My Girl”

Etta James- “I Got The Will”

Otis Redding- “Try A Little Tenderness”

Percy Sledge- “I’ve Got Dreams To Remember”

Otis Redding- “Mr. Pitiful”

Otis Redding- “Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa”

Betty Swann- “Chained and Bound”

Otis Redding- “You Left The Water Running”

Toots Ebert- “Hard to Handle”

Aretha Franklin- “Respect”

Otis Redding- “Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay”

Otis Redding- “A Change Is Gonna Come.”

Ron Jones returned to KCUR in September, 2013 as Director of Community Engagement. He is now the program director. You can reach him at ron@kcur.org.
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