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Otis Redding: Best Of 12"

Otis Redding: Best Of 12"


Tags: · soul and funk
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The lexicon of soul is littered with superlatives, hyperbolic descriptions of "superhuman" musical talent captured in a recording studio or displayed on a stage. Say one name, however, and all those platitudes suddenly fall short: Otis Redding. Redding was simply one of the best soul singers of all time with a voice that no amount of hype can ever obscure. The Georgia-born vocalist's tough yet tender delivery enthralled audiences around the globe and earned respect and awe from his peers. During his all-too-brief twenty-six years, he accrued just about every accolade available. Alternately dubbed "The Crown Prince" and "The King of Soul," Redding could effortlessly relay the pain in his heart through song and take the listener on an extraordinarily emotional journey.

Redding found a perfect setting for his unique style at Stax Records in Memphis. Recording with a sympathetic backing band comprised of Booker T. & the MGs as well as the Stax/Volt horns, he recorded a series of instant classics. A prolific writer, many of the songs in his repertoire came from his own pen. He also co-wrote with MG's guitarist Steve Cropper and friend Jerry Butler, among others. He was equally adept at spotting great songs from other writers, taking tracks like the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction" and Sam Cooke's "Shake" and completely making them his own.

Newly remastered from the original mono master tapes in 2020, The Best of Otis Redding gathers such milestone recordings as "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," "I Can't Turn You Loose," "Mr. Pitiful," "These Arms of Mine," "Respect," "Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)," "Try A Little Tenderness" and "My Girl" among many more!