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Otis Redding

You Left The Water Running

  • Soul
  • Rock
  • Blues
  • Space
  • Pop
song from
  • 1961
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 1968
  • 1966

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“You Left the Water Running” is a soul music song written by Dan Penn, Rick Hall and Oscar Franks. It has been recorded by Wilson Pickett, Maurice and Mac and most notably by Otis Redding. Redding’s connection to the song is documented by music journalist Dave Marsh in his 1989 book The Heart of Rock and Soul. In 1966, Redding was visiting FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama when studio owner Rick Hall requested Redding help them with an upcoming session. Wilson Pickett was to record “You Left the Water Running”, and Hall wished for Redding to record a demo to assist with the production. A simple recording was made and Redding made some overdub additions, and Pickett made his recording similar to Redding’s version. Ten years later, Marsh was mailed a promo copy of... Read on...

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