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We still miss you, Otis

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by jondanger, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. jondanger

    jondanger Friend of Leo's

    Jan 27, 2011
    Charm City, MD
    Blessed us for 26 years and left us 50 years ago today.

     

  2. fendertx

    fendertx Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 12, 2008
    Houston
    My go to Otis recording
    Otis is fabulous and Cropper's licks are sublime

     
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  3. LowThudd

    LowThudd Friend of Leo's

    Feb 11, 2014
    Sherman Oaks, Ca
    RIP

    Great song, and fantastic performance.



    Edit to add another 1967 performance.

     
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  4. jondanger

    jondanger Friend of Leo's

    Jan 27, 2011
    Charm City, MD
    Playful Otis is my favorite Otis:



    Carla: You know what Otis?

    Otis: What?

    Carla: You’re country.

    Otis: That’s alright

    Carla: You’re straight from the Georgia woods.

    Otis: That’s good!
     
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  5. kookaburra

    kookaburra Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 11, 2012
    Madison, WI, USA

  6. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    Yep, his plane crashed just a few miles away from here.
    Did this song (one of my faves) at band practice yesterday in honor of him
    1968 Stax single written "while Floyd waited in a London airport for a plane back to the United States for Otis Redding's funeral." --Wikipedia
     
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  7. kookaburra

    kookaburra Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 11, 2012
    Madison, WI, USA
    ^^I'm actually a few blocks off the Lake they crashed in, on the Isthmus.
     
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  8. EllroyJames

    EllroyJames Friend of Leo's

    Feb 18, 2013
    Sweden

  9. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    I'm sorry to hear that :)

    Seriously,always cool to meet a fellow sconnie, and a fellow madisonian, even better...
     

  10. jhundt

    jhundt Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    64
    Mar 23, 2003
    Netherlands
    Otis... he was one of my all-time favorites.
     

  11. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    61
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx

  12. Artslap

    Artslap Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Age:
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    649
    Mar 17, 2014
    Sydney, Australia

  13. Crashbelt

    Crashbelt Tele-Meister

    Age:
    64
    310
    Mar 15, 2017
    Cambridge England
    One of the true all time greats:D
     

  14. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    May 9, 2005
    CHICAGO, IL.
    Yeah, thankfully we have those great records.

    As a kid, my mom had the Monterey LP, the one with Hendrix on one side and Otis on the other.

    At that time, I had no interest in the Otis side, and only listened to Hendrix.

    For years now, I listen to Otis often and Hendrix almost never.
     
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  15. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    66
    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    Respectfully...a small correction...he didn't LEAVE us....he was SNATCHED AWAY from us. RIP Otis.
     
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  16. elihu

    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 24, 2009
    Texas
    I think he has one of those perfect voices in the sense that half of it seems to come from his throat and the other half from his sinus cavities. Yep, a weird description I know but it's so important to get that nasal in there-that's what gives your voice the cut without having to resort to trying to power your way through the mix with sheer volume. I picture his voice focused between his upper lip and his nose about 6 inches away from his face...perfect.

    But I know very little about singing. I just know what I like.

     
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  17. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    May 9, 2005
    CHICAGO, IL.
    You may know “very little about singing”, but I can tell from your analysis that you are probably a singer.

    I’m always doing that type of analysis, though for some reason I never did that with him.

    I think it’s because for me at least, he’s one of those singers who I never considered to have a great voice, while at the same time still being a great singer.

    Sounds contradictory I know, but I believe that there is such a thing.

    Bottom line though: love him.
     
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  18. songtalk

    songtalk Friend of Leo's

    Otis is a God.

    Rest in power, brother.

    You are the light and the truth.

    Thanks for always.
     

  19. rocking rooster

    rocking rooster Tele-Meister

    365
    Oct 13, 2011
    Somerset UK
    It's hard to believe that it's 50 years since we lost him. I can remember it like it was yesterday.
    What a talent!
     

  20. Teleterr

    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2011
    Lewes De.
    I want to get a radio signal from the universe-next-door where he's singing "To Love Somebody" .
     

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