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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by jondanger, Dec 10, 2017.
Blessed us for 26 years and left us 50 years ago today.
My go to Otis recording
Otis is fabulous and Cropper's licks are sublime
Great song, and fantastic performance.
Edit to add another 1967 performance.
Playful Otis is my favorite Otis:
Carla: You know what Otis?
Carla: You’re country.
Otis: That’s alright
Carla: You’re straight from the Georgia woods.
Otis: That’s good!
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
^^I'm actually a few blocks off the Lake they crashed in, on the Isthmus.
I'm sorry to hear that
Seriously,always cool to meet a fellow sconnie, and a fellow madisonian, even better...
Otis... he was one of my all-time favorites.
My favorite of the soul singers.
Invested in this a while ago. For the good of my soul. (no pun intended)
One of the true all time greats
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.
Respectfully...a small correction...he didn't LEAVE us....he was SNATCHED AWAY from us. RIP Otis.
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.
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.
Otis is a God.
Rest in power, brother.
You are the light and the truth.
Thanks for always.
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!
I want to get a radio signal from the universe-next-door where he's singing "To Love Somebody" .