I'VE GOT DREAMS TO REMEMBER

Latest update on 08/10/2016

Artist: Otis Redding
Author: Otis Redding/Zelma Redding
Label: Volt
Year: 1967

First take; lyrics: Mrs. Zelma Redding. She'd written a poem with that title while her husband was constantly touring. Otis wasn't impressed. He did write a fitting melody for it but also hired a professional to rewrite Zelma's lyrics. There is one take where he sings Zelma's original lyrics and that came out on cd It's Not Just Sentimental (Fantasy CDSXD 140), along with a first take on (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay, where Otis fails to keep serious while imitating the gulls. Steve Cropper fixed it all on the master.

Covers:

1968:

Otis Redding [posthumous single]

1979:

Jerry Williams

1981:

Delbert McClinton

1983:

Bill Medley

1988:

Toots Hibbert

1990:

Robert Palmer

1990:

Etta James

1994:

Percy Sledge

1995:

Blues Mobile Band

2002:

Malford Milligan

2004:

Warren Haynes [live at Bonnaroo]

2014:

Paul Rodgers

2016:

Melissa Etheridge

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