Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Otis Redding Died: 52 Years Ago Today

Fifty-two years ago today, Otis Redding died in a plane crash.
Half a century after his death, singer Otis Redding still has an uncanny power to move people. Perhaps this shouldn't come as a surprise. On record or the concert stage, 
Otis Redding
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Redding spent most of his brief music career striving to draw out his audience's emotions -- love, pity, sadness, passion -- through simple, two-minute pop songs delivered by a sanctified master seducer.  
Read more: Remembering Otis Redding 
At the time of Otis Redding‘s death on December 10, 1967 at age 26, he’d already recorded close to 10 albums’ worth of original studio tracks plus a number of dynamic live performances. 
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In early 1968, (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” became pop music’s first posthumous #1 hit. It sold over eight million copies. Rhino reissued the song as a 7″ single on January 9, 2018, on gold vinyl one day after the 50th anniversary of the song’s original release date.  Best Classic Bands

St. Paul and the Broken Bones
St. Paul and The Broken Bones is an American eight-piece soul band based in Birmingham, Alabama, United States, that formed in 2012. The band is composed of Paul Janeway (vocals), Browan Lollar (guitar), Jesse Phillips (bass), Kevin Leon (drums), Al Gamble (keys), Allen Branstetter (trumpet), Amari Ansari (saxophone), and Chad Fisher (trombone). 
Read more:  Wikipedia
  • This white boy has so much soul.
  • One of the greatest covers ever done!
  • Otis Redding is weeping in his grave.
  • Godd*mn White Boy can sing! Fantastic cover.
  • Very faithful to the original. D*mn, white boy can sing!
I've Been Loving You 
St Paul & The Broken Bones - 
(Otis Redding cover)

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