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The King of Soul

Otis Redding

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The King of Soul he clearly was. Otis Redding’s death in 1967 ensured his stunning legacy would remain frozen in time, always telling the story of a singer who began hot with 1962's “These Arms of Mine” and ended hotter; “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” was issued in January 1968. As a 92-track anthology, The King of Soul tells the tale well, often better and in more detail than any previous compilation of the man’s work. Featuring remastered mono versions of “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long,” “Respect,” “Shake,” “Satisfaction," and “You Don’t Miss Your Water” and including seminal live versions of “Mr. Pitiful” and James Brown’s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” from his days at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, plus his work with Carla Thomas and highlights from European appearances, The King of Soul is an expansive look at a singer who defined soul music for a generation. Few artists deserve such attention. Redding deserves every look he gets.

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Biography

Born: September 9, 1941 in Dawson, GA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s

One of the most influential soul singers of the 1960s, Otis Redding exemplified to many listeners the power of Southern "deep soul" — hoarse, gritty vocals, brassy arrangements, and an emotional way with both party tunes and aching ballads. He was also the most consistent exponent of the Stax sound, cutting his records at the Memphis label/studios that did much to update R&B into modern soul. His death at the age of 26 was tragic not just because he seemed on the verge of breaking through...
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