PLAYING TRACKS BY
Otis Redding and Otis Redding & Carla Thomas.
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t's incredible to believe that Otis Redding was only 26 when he died and just four days prior to his death he recorded (Sittin' On) The Dock Of the Bay. A song that suggested he was changing with the times, influenced by Dylan & The Beatles he no longer felt constrained to be the archetypal barnstorming soul singer. Jim Stewart head of Stax & M.G.’s bassist Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn saw it as a bit of a betrayal of his R&B roots never the less it was released after his death to monumental success. He was a great man robbed in his prime, I'm a great Sam Cooke & Ray Charles fan & an even bigger Marvin Gaye fan but there is only one King of Soul & that's Otis Redding. There's been no male performer since who embodies soul music the way he did.