That's How Strong My Love Is

Album: The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads (1965)
Charted: 74

Songfacts®:

  • This was written by Memphis hospital worker Roosevelt Jamison, and was originally recorded by O.V. Wright on a small local label.
  • Redding recorded this and released it as single immediately before his first Top 40 hit "I've Been Loving You Too Long (to Stop Now)." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Brad Wind - Miami, FL, for above 2
  • The Rolling Stones, who were big fans of Redding and recorded many Blues and Soul covers in their early years, recorded this in 1965 and released it on their Out Of Our Heads album. Redding reciprocated by recording a version of The Stones "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France
  • Former Simply Red lead singer, Mick Hucknall, covered the tune in 2013 for the lead single from his debut album, American Soul. Hucknall told Billboard magazine that he's known the song all his life, beginning with Redding's version, but he also has an affinity for later covers. "The song never seemed to go away and I was reminded of it over the years by covers of it from the likes of Candi Staton and the Stones," he said "I guess its power and universal appeal lies in the simplicity of its message. What I like about our version is the modern production Andy Wright has given it and the driving rhythm which makes it great to sing and to perform live."

Comments: 6

  • Charlie from BostonHey Denis, I'm pretty sure "The Wrecking Crew" did all the instruments for Otis. Look them up on YouTube. They did the studio recordings for so many people.
  • Denis from ChicagoWho plays guitar on this ?
  • Melissa from Geneva"You've got my mind messed up" 1966 (written by O.B McClinton) from Soul singer James Carr (Goldwax) has the same melody basis of "that's how strong my love is". You can clearly hear it. And the word "moon" comes up at the same time in both songs.
  • Michael from Annapolis, MdPamela, it was on the soundtrack of "Beautiful Girls".
  • Pamela from Essex, United KingdomPlease advise which film features "that's how stong my love is" by Otis redding
  • Frank from Pittsburgh, Paalso covered by the rolling stones in the 60s..played frequently on the recent 40 licks tour
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