RIP Otis Redding

Submitted by ub on Sun, 12/10/2017 - 01:03

It was 50 years ago today, Otis Ray Redding Jr. died suddenly in a plane crash. He was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, and talent scout. Redding was one of the greatest soul singers in the history of American popular music and an amazing master of rhythm and blues.

Otis admired Sam Cooke and Little Richard

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Fifty years ago, the soul-music legend Otis Redding died at age 26. Today, his revolutionary cover of 'Try a Little Tenderness' calls to mind a potent message about not just love, but also resistance, @ejlordi argues