- by Joe Nolan, Sunday, December 21st, 2008
The best things that happened at Stax happened by accident, and the discovery of their biggest talent was no different. Many legends surround the recording of “These Arms of Mine”, but every one jives on the fact that Otis wasn’t supposed to be recording anything that day.
Johnny Jenkins had a hit with an instrumental called “Love Twist” that eventually became so popular that Atlantic bought the record for national distribution. Having made an investment in Jenkins, they were itching to capitalize and arranged the session at Stax in order to cut a follow-up single.