Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Today's Happy Hour Soundtrack


Aretha's version might be the most well known and might even be the standard, but Otis' version is the original and the BEST.  YMMV.

Today was one of those "throw the windows and door open" kinda days.  It was a "two cigars, three beers on the verandah" kinda day,  which also meant we went to our personal music collection and let Pandora have a rest.  In doin' so we leaned heavily on the nine volume Stax/Volt "Complete Singles" collection.  Ooh, baby, baby... does it get any better than this?  Well, yeah... it could get better, but not by much.


  1. I have a definite fondness for Otis

  2. It was a nice day here, except for the wind in the late afternoon.

  3. I had only ever heard Aretha's Version. Otis, I like. A lot. Thanks Buck.

  4. Very nice Buck. We aren't at the "windows and doors open" stage yet. Even though the winter here has been beyond's still winter and the sun has very little warmth.

    Give it another 30 days here and I'll likely have a post up about throwing open the windows and doors on a 45 degree March day, or driving around on that day with my sunroof open.

  5. So good I listened to it twice.

  6. Skip: Me too. I defined an Otis station on Pandora.

    Lou: Yesterday was brilliant here... today not so much.

    Deb: We LIVE to serve!

    Kris: I'm still waiting for my first top-down day here on THPoNM. I almost did it last month and prolly could have... but didn't.

    Dan: I listened to this twice while waiting for the coffee to finish brewing.

  7. Never a big Aretha fan, but always have been a huge Otis fan, so this hit my sweet spot.


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