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Otis Redding – The Very Best Of Otis Redding – music

Otis Redding – The Very Best Of Otis Redding

Enjoy about 44 minutes of pure Memphis soul from the late great Otis Redding. The only downside to this compilation is that it doesn’t include “Hard To Handle”, which was one of his best!
R.I.P. Otis (1941-1967)

OTIS REDDING – His Life and career

OTIS REDDING – his life and career

from  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otis_redding

Otis Ray Redding, Jr.(September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) was an American soulsinger-songwriterrecord producer, arranger, and talent scout. He is considered one of the major figures in soul musicand rhythm and blues (R&B), and one of the greatest singers in popular music.

His open-throated singing was an influence on other soul singers of the 1960s, and he helped to craft the lean and powerful style of R&B that formed the basis of the Stax Sound. After appearing at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, he wrote and recorded “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” with Steve Cropper, which became the first posthumous number-one record on both the Billboard Hot 100 and   R&B charts after his death in a plane crash. The Dock of the Bay reached number one on UK Albums Chart, becoming the first posthumous album to do so.       [Read more]