Vocal: Val Rosing. Song from England.
Frances Williams [in vaudeville]
Little Miss Cornshucks [her theme song; Ahmed Ertegun made a private recording of her in '43, out of pure love for her voice; she became one of his first signups]
Toots Thielemans [as Try A Little Tenderness (Prenez-moi par la douceur)]
Aretha Franklin [for Columbia, years away from her Queen of Soul status with Jerry Wexler for Atlantic]
Dean Martin [in medley with Frank Sinatra Live At The Sands]
Sam Cooke [Live At The Copa]
Raymond Van het Groenewoud [as Een Beetje Tederheid, at the end derailing like Otis and like at the end of his own J'veux d'l'amour]
Florence & The Machine [Unplugged]
Sam Cooke's version was the only one Otis Redding knew when he cut his own. What were strings with Sam became horns with Otis. Raymond Van het Groenewoud's version starts with strings and ends with horns.