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  New Georgia Encyclopedia: Otis Redding (1941-1967)
Otis Redding became one of the most admired and influential soul musicians, and he is still praised by many as the greatest popular-music vocalist ever to call Georgia home.
Redding's crossover appeal to white audiences expanded with the release of "Try a Little Tenderness" and his version of the Rolling Stones' hit song "Satisfaction." In June 1967 Redding was the only soul act to appear at the Monterey Pop Festival in California.
Redding was honored in Macon with a seven-foot statue, which was unveiled at Gateway Park, the trailhead for the city's Ocmulgee Heritage Greenway.
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 Otis Redding - Music Downloads - Online
Although Redding at his peak was viewed as a consummate, versatile showman, he began his recording career in the early '60s as a Little Richard-styled shouter.
Redding's biggest triumph, however, came just days before his death, when he recorded the wistful "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," which represented a significant leap as far as examination of more intensely personal emotions.
Redding, however, had perished in a plane crash in Wisconsin on December 10, 1967, in an accident that also took the lives of four members from his backup band, the Bar-Kays.
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 BBC - Radio 2 - Sold On Song - Top 100 - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Redding’s state of mind at the time of the recording is evident in the calm, languid feel of the song.
Redding was a huge fan of The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and hoped that “Dock Of The Bay” would be seen as fitting in with the mood of that album.
Otis Redding on church, poverty and Little Richard: "you've gotta be poor to sing the blues.
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 Otis Redding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Redding was born in the small town of Dawson, Georgia.
Redding's sons Dexter and Otis III, together with cousin Mark Locket, founded the funk/disco-band "The Reddings" in 1978.
Redding is portrayed as a police officer in the town of Rock N Roll Heaven, which is populated by late rock and roll legends.
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 Otis Redding . Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Otis joined Johnny Jenkins and the Pinetoppers in 1960, and would also sing at the "Teenage Party" talent shows sponsored by the King Bee, Hamp Swain, a local celebrity disc jockey, on Saturday mornings initially at the Roxy Theater and later at the Douglas Theatre in Macon.
Otis played The Beatles' album constantly during a week he had spent on a houseboat in Sausalito when performing at San Francisco's Fillmore West Theater in the summer of 1967.
Zelma, of course, is the executrix over the Redding Estate where she manages the daily requests for songs in commercials, music sampling, the use of his name, image, the Otis Redding Memorial Fund, and the Scholarship Foundation.
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 Otis Redding
Generally regarded as the single most influential male soul artist of the '60s, Otis Redding was one of the first artists to broaden his appeal to white audiences with a raw, spontaneous style that bore a stark contrast to the smooth, sophisticated music of Motown.
Otis Redding was born September 9, 1941 in Dawson, Georgia.
Otis Redding was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
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 Otis Redding
Otis Redding was born the son of a Baptist minister in Dawson, Georgia and raised in nearby Macon.
Otis was equally expressive with fast and slow songs and his distinctive moving style earned him the nickname, "The Crown Prince Of Soul".
It sank within seconds, and Otis Redding was killed, along with several members of his band, the Bar-Kays.
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 A A World . Reference Room . Articles . Otis Redding | PBS
Redding was raised in Macon, Georgia, where he was deeply influenced by the subtle grace of Sam Cooke and the raw energy of Little Richard.
Redding became a de facto leader presiding over a band that would prove as influential as the great rhythm-and-blues aggregations that preceded it, units associated with Ray Charles and James Brown.
Redding proved to be an adept duet partner as well; his hits with labelmate Carla Thomas (“Tramp” and “Knock on Wood,” 1967) added to his romantic aura.
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 Otis Redding biography and CD's
Otis was also the most consistent exponent of the Stax sound, cutting his records at the Memphis label/studios that did much to update rhythm and blues into modern soul.
Otis' biggest triumph, however, came just days before his death, when he recorded the wistful "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay", which represented a significant leap as far as examination of more intensely personal emotions.
Otis, however, had been killed in a plane crash in Wisconsin on December 10, 1967, in an accident that also took the lives of four members from his backup band, the Bar-Kays.
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 Otis Redding
Otis Redding was the biggest star of the influential Stax/Volt label, which was based in Memphis, Tennessee, and had several other soul hitmakers on its roster including Sam and Dave, Carla & Rufus Thomas.
Together with Aretha Franklin (Redding wrote her huge hit "Respect"), he was instrumental in "crossing over" soul music to white audiences.
Redding does stick with formulas; there are some more 12/8 ballads ("I'll Let Nothing Separate Us"), and as sharp as the house band sounds on numbers like "Your Feeling Is Mine," it's hard to tell the material apart.
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Otis Redding is regarded by some as the greatest male soul singer of all time.
But it was Otis Redding that gave it the impetus it needed to reach the big time.
Redding went to Sausalito to relax and, inspired by his experience at the Monterey Pop Festival, wrote [with Steve Cropper] what proved to be his most successful song [Sittin' On] The Dock Of The Bay.
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 Otis Redding biography .ms (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Otis Redding (September 9, 1941 - December 10, 1967) was an influential American deep soul singer, known for his passionate delivery and his posthumous hit single, "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay", also one of his most respected tracks.
Unusually for his time, Redding wrote many of his own songs, sometimes with Steve Cropper (of Booker T and the MG's).
His sons Dexter and Otis II founded together with cousin Mark Locket the funk/disco-band "The Reddings" in the late 1970s.
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 Otis Redding biography at SoulTracks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Otis Redding (1941-1967) was the quintessential Southern soul singer.
Redding came to Stax Records in 1962 as a valet for singer-guitarist Johnny Jenkins and ended up cutting two songs as the end of his employer’s session.
Redding wrote many of his songs in collaboration with Cropper, including “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay.” It was the singer’s biggest hit, topping both the pop and randb charts in early 1968.
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 Otis Redding
The son of a Baptist minister, soul legend Otis Redding spent most of his childhood living in a housing project in Macon, Georgia, where his father attempted to support the family through work at the nearby Robins Air Force Base, but was frequently hindered by chronic poor health.
Not surprisingly, Otis was given his first opportunity to explore his musical interests as a member of the choir at the Vineville Baptist Church, and established his exceptional abilities at an early age.
On December 10th, the small plane bearing Redding and six of his associates crashed into Lake Monona in Wisconsin, resulting in the deaths of the pilot and all passengers save for The Bar-Kays member Ben Cauley.
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Redding wrote many of his own songs, which was unusual for the time, often with Steve Cropper (of Stax house band Booker T and the MG's, who usually served as Otis' backing band in the studio).
The fact that "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay" ultimately became Redding's greatest commercial success is somewhat ironic, not only because its release came after his death, but also because the song is actually a significant stylistic departure from the bulk of his other work.
Redding was laid to rest in a tomb on his private ranch in Round Oak, Georgia, about 20 miles north of Macon.
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 Amazon.com: The Ultimate Otis Redding: Music: Otis Redding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Redding, with his gritty-as-cornmeal drawl, could communicate the depths of romantic despair better than anyone of his era, but he was also a great uptempo soul shouter.
Otis Redding was truly the one and only King of Memphis Soul and this excellent compilation includes most of his big hits.
Otis' music remains timeless and while I strongly recommend all of his original albums (all of which are now available on CD) this CD still a fine sampler of his music.
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 Trader Daily § Respect Otis
Otis Redding Live in Europe "Respect" was so powerfully covered by Aretha Franklin that it's easy to think she wrote it, that it's a woman’s plea, but the trick of this song -- in fact, the brilliance of so much of Otis Redding's music -- is the universality of need.
Otis Redding's genius was in his voice, easily the most distinctive in the history of soul music.
"Otis Redding Live in Europe" was recorded in March of 1967 and released that June.
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Otis Redding, along with Aretha Franklin, Sam and Dave, Wilson Pickett and others, formed the core of the Atlantic/Stax Records soul sound of the mid to late 1960's.
By the time Otis Redding wrote and recorded "Respect" in 1965, he had achieved his signature vocal style; aggressive and distinctly his own.
Otis was also completely at home with slower ballads such as "I've Been Loving You Too Long" and "Try a Little Tenderness." But despite extremely popular live performances, chart success eluded him.
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 Otis Redding - Biography - AOL Music
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.
One of Redding's biggest hits was a duet with fellow Stax star Carla Thomas, "Tramp," in 1967.
Get Otis Redding biography information, download, listen and watch Otis Redding music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and use the music search function to find information on other new and established recording artists.
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 Amazon.com: Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul: Music: Otis Redding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Otis Blue is one of the greatest albums of all time, probably in the top ten.
Redding is equally convincing on slow, gospel-like tunes like "A Change Is Gonna Come" and up-tempo soul stompers like "Respect", and he receives excellent backing by guitarist Steve Cropper and a tight four-man horn ensemble (two trumpets, two saxes).
Redding's incredible force of personality carries all of his LPs, and they're all quality entertainment, but most of them are erratic.
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FAMILY MAN Above all Otis was a family man. He met his wife Zelma Atwood in 1959 and later married in August 1961.
Otis your the best and it shames me that not many people in this generation know who you are or half of the artist that paved the way for the music listening world.
To Celebrate Otis' birthday, here in Macon they played video of a european show and his monterey pop festival footage in a restored theater where Otis played when he was young.
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 Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul is the third album from Otis Redding and is considered by many critics to be Redding's first great album.
Redding also covered "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones, recorded in July 1965, only two months after that single was released.
Redding had never heard the original, which drew inspiration from RandB singers like Redding, and changed some of the words, including singing "satisfaction" as "satisfashion".
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 Browse by Artist: REDDING, OTIS
Redding's impassioned, sweat-soaked delivery kept him straddling both pop and soul charts until his untimely death in 1967.
Reissue of the 4th Otis Redding album, originally issued on Volt in 1965.
With the Stax/Volt horn section wailing in his wake, Redding's grainy voice and impassioned, sweat-soaked delivery kept him straddling both pop and soul charts until his untimely death in 1967.
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 Otis Redding - Biography and Recommendations
I've always believed there were and are better but more underrated artists than Otis and this view is properly reflected in some of the extended biographies included elsewhere on the Primer.
Redding was also influential in pushing forward the talents of other performers; he formed his own production company and label (Jotis), signed Arthur Conley and wrote and produced 'Sweet Soul Music' for him in 1966.
Redding, unlike many of his contemporaries (Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett, Jerry Butler etc.) never had to deal with changing musical fashion, the difficulties of going out of style, the development of disco and the demise of the soul ballad.
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 Amazon.com: Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding: Music: Otis Redding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Redding shaped Stax's signature soul sound, in part by further livening up already high-powered horn charts and heavy rhythms, and in part by simply singing his heart out to a ringing degree.
The first three collect catalog material, from the early tunes (a great vantage on Redding's forming talent) to "Tramp," his erstwhile hit with Carla Thomas, to the jump-out-of-your-seat energy of Sam Cooke's "Chain Gang." The last CD collects live performances, each of which is distinctly unforgettable.
Coupled with a vocal musician like Otis Redding, the result is the kind of tight song structure that seems fluid and natural until you give it a really good listen.
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 Otis Redding - AOL Music
Born in Dawson, Georgia, Otis Redding's father was a Baptist Minister which...
Otis Redding continued to release for Stax/Volt, and built his fanbase by...
Redding's sons Dexter and Otis III, together with cousin Mark Locket,...
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 Otis Redding
A one-of-a-kind soul stylist equally adept at rave-up houserockers and soft, caressing ballads, Otis Redding is remembered as much for his potential as for what he actually accomplished.
Toiling for years on the RandB circuit before a breakthrough performance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival positioned him on the verge of mainstream stardom, he would die tragically in a small plane crash at age twenty-six.
By the summer of 1967, when his Monterey appearance captured the imagination of white rock fans, Redding’s singles were beginning to become fixtures on the pop charts.
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Six months after she saw Otis Redding, he was back at the Fillmore.
Sam claims Janis "absorbed Redding's every syllable, movement, and chord change." She watched the way he made the song "visible" through his movements.
The weekend of June 16, 1967, at the Monterey International Pop Festival, both Janis Joplin and Otis Redding blew away the audience with spectacular performances.
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 LivinBlues- Otis Redding
Otis came to the attention of Atlantic honcho Jerry Wexler who arranged a recording session for him at Stax.
Legend has it that on his arrival, Otis was regarded as little more than a roadie for the group.
By 1967, Otis Redding was an RandB Top 10 mainstay; while his releases made a consistent impression on the Pop charts.
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 Amazon.com: The Very Best of Otis Redding, Vol. 1: Music: Otis Redding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
No other Otis compilation quite satisfies the way the old double-LP best-of does, but never mind: any way you hear Redding's many great moments is a good one.
Redding describes "Respect" as a song taken away from him by a certain girl.
His performance at the Monterey Pop Festival (June 1967) was considered to be one of the highlights, as Michelle Phillips, one of MPF's prime organizers, saw Otis as THE reason she wanted the festival in the first place.
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