Some other lesser-known facts about the song:
- Otis Redding wrote this song and originally recorded it in 1965. Aretha’s version helped establish Redding on mainstream radio.
- It was Aretha’s idea to cover this song. She came up with the arrangement, added the “Sock it to me” lines, and played piano on the track. Her sister Carolyn, who sang backup on the album, also helped with the song. This version was released in 1967.
Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
Tuesday, August 16th – SRMS Open House 5:30-7:00
6:15 – Parent meeting for Washington DC will be held in the chorus room.
Friday, August 19th – Handbook form due (last page of handbook)
Tuesday, August 16th – DC Trip deposits are due. ($75)
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