Otis Redding

60’s Soul

Years active 1958-1967

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Dawson, Georgia, USA

Born Sept. 9, 1941; Died Dec. 10, 1967 (aged 26), Madison, Wisconsin


Otis Ray Redding Jr. (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) was an American singer, songwriter, record producerarranger, and talent scout. He is considered one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music and a seminal artist in soul music and rhythm and blues. Redding's style of singing gained inspiration from the gospel music that preceded the genre. His singing style influenced many other soul artists of the 1960s. During his lifetime, his recordings were produced by Stax Records, based in Memphis, Tennessee.

Redding was born in Dawson, Georgia, and at the age of 2, moved to Macon, Georgia. Redding quit school at age 15 to support his family, working with Little Richard's backing band, the Upsetters, and by performing in talent shows at the historic Douglass Theatre in Macon, Georgia. In 1958, he joined Johnny Jenkins's band, the Pinetoppers, with whom he toured the Southern states as a singer and driver. An unscheduled appearance on a Stax recording session led to a contract and his first single, "These Arms of Mine", in 1962.   Read full text here >>> Otis Redding

This release, Original Release ATLANTIC ATL 70.254 (SW1968 

(Sittin' on) The dock of the bay    b/w    Sweet Lorene                     

(Sittin' on) The dock of the bay - 1968

From ATCO  Lp 33-289 ; This release, Original Release ATLANTIC ATL 70.393 (SW1969

(Your love has lifted me) Higher & higher    b/w    Free me

(Your love has lifted me) Higher & higher - 1969


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