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Otis Redding

14 Ratings: 3.8
Born on 9/9/41 in Dawson, GA. Killed in a plane crash in Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin on 12/10/67. Soul singer/songwriter/producer/pianist. Sang duets with Carla Thomas. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

One of the most influential soul singers of the 1960s, Otis Redding exemplified to many listeners the power of Southern "deep soul" — hoarse, gritty vocals, brassy arrangements, and an emotional way with both party tunes and aching ballads. … see full wiki

2 reviews about Otis Redding
review by . March 11, 2011
Otis Redding is the most underrated live performer. If you want to see the best performance ever by a rock star then check out Redding's appearance at the Monterey Pop festival. Backed up by Booker T and The MGs, Redding gives the hippie crowd a fast paced and electrifying performance. His rendition of Satisfaction, Shake and Respect are truly mind blowing. After watching his uncut performance on youtube I went out and bought a couple of his live albums. I never knew he was such a live wire on stage. …
review by . October 26, 2010
I was 16 when I first heard Otis Redding and the song was "Dock of the Bay." I knew every word by its second listening. It just spoke to me --     "Look like nothing's gonna change  Everything still remains the same  I can't do what ten people tell me to do  So I guess I'll remain the same, yes    Sittin' here resting my bones  And this loneliness won't leave me alone"    I got busy looking for my …
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