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Celebrating: Otis Redding

on February 15, 2022 - 1:06pm

Within the first 30 seconds of Otis Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness,” weariness appears as a motif. It’s invoked through both the track’s lyrics and Redding’s classic croon. It’s no blanket of blues, though; this theme is picked up, pumped up and paraded over a band like only the King of Soul could have managed.

This is the driving force behind any track by the Georgia-grown visionary and entertainer — Otis’ live-theatrical sensibility remained within every verse and hook he sang. It was this ability to perform within and around the voice — practically, within the structures of Soul music

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Sturgill Simpson Bares His Soul Live

on September 17, 2015 - 12:10pm

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‘Otis Blue’ and the Soul Stylings of Otis Redding

on July 31, 2014 - 11:24am

Otis Ray Redding, Jr. was one of American soul music’s greatest ambassadors...