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Otis Redding- Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)

Updated: Feb 1

Otis Redding- Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul


Recorded July 9-10, 1965

Released September 15, 1965

Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul is a masterpiece that solidified Otis Redding's status as a soul music icon. The album, featuring Redding's passionate vocals and the Stax Rhythm section's organic sound, presents a mix of covers and original tracks. Redding's renditions of classics like "Respect" and "Satisfaction" add new dimensions, showcasing his versatility and emotional depth. The strategic choice of cover songs and the album's diverse appeal aimed to broaden Redding's audience. This album, considered one of his finest, captures the essence of soul, blending spiritual and emotional energy, and stands as a timeless testament to Redding's influence in the genre.

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