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* BittersweetEnding: Not only did he die a matter of months after his triumphant Monterey Pop Festival performance and Aretha Franklin taking "Respect" to #1, he also died one day before the anniversary of the death of his idol Sam Cooke

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* BittersweetEnding: Not only did he die a matter of months after his triumphant Monterey Pop Festival performance and Aretha Franklin taking "Respect" to #1, he also died one day before the anniversary of the death of his idol Sam CookeMusic/SamCooke


* ShesGotLegs: From the Monterey Pop Festival

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* ShesGotLegs: From the Monterey Pop Film/MontereyPop Festival


Otis Redding (1941-1967) was an American {{Soul}} singer famous for his distinctive voice and energetic live performances. Born in Georgia, he was influenced by gospel music as well as the output of fellow Georgia native Music/LittleRichard, whose raw, emotional vocals he greatly admired. When he came to Creator/StaxRecords he recorded with the backing of house bands Booker T. and the [=MGs=] and the Mar-Kays, often recording songs he had written himself. Redding's songwriting and performing, which combined soul with rock and roll codified southern soul, and he is often credited as the TropeMaker for the Deep Soul subgenre.

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Otis Ray Redding (1941-1967) Jr. (September 9, 1941 December 10, 1967) was an American {{Soul}} singer famous for his distinctive voice and energetic live performances. Born in Georgia, he was influenced by gospel music as well as the output of fellow Georgia native Music/LittleRichard, whose raw, emotional vocals he greatly admired. When he came to Creator/StaxRecords he recorded with the backing of house bands Booker T. and the [=MGs=] and the Mar-Kays, often recording songs he had written himself. Redding's songwriting and performing, which combined soul with rock and roll codified southern soul, and he is often credited as the TropeMaker for the Deep Soul subgenre.



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->''I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay,\\
Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh,\\
I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay,\\
Wastin' time.''
-->"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"


Otis Redding (1941-1967) was an American {{Soul}} singer famous for his distinctive voice and energetic live performances. Born in Georgia, he was influenced by gospel music as well as the output of fellow Georgia native Music/LittleRichard, whose raw, emotional vocals he greatly admired. When he came to Stax Records he recorded with the backing of house bands Booker T. and the [=MGs=] and the Mar-Kays, often recording songs he had written himself. Redding's songwriting and performing, which combined soul with rock and roll codified southern soul, and he is often credited as the TropeMaker for the Deep Soul subgenre.

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Otis Redding (1941-1967) was an American {{Soul}} singer famous for his distinctive voice and energetic live performances. Born in Georgia, he was influenced by gospel music as well as the output of fellow Georgia native Music/LittleRichard, whose raw, emotional vocals he greatly admired. When he came to Stax Records Creator/StaxRecords he recorded with the backing of house bands Booker T. and the [=MGs=] and the Mar-Kays, often recording songs he had written himself. Redding's songwriting and performing, which combined soul with rock and roll codified southern soul, and he is often credited as the TropeMaker for the Deep Soul subgenre.


Otis Redding (1941-1967) was an American {{Soul}} singer famous for his distinctive voice and energetic live performances. Born in Georgia, he was influenced by gospel music as well as the output of fellow Georgia native LittleRichard, whose raw, emotional vocals he greatly admired. When he came to Stax Records he recorded with the backing of house bands Booker T. and the [=MGs=] and the Mar-Kays, often recording songs he had written himself. Redding's songwriting and performing, which combined soul with rock and roll codified southern soul, and he is often credited as the TropeMaker for the Deep Soul subgenre.

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Otis Redding (1941-1967) was an American {{Soul}} singer famous for his distinctive voice and energetic live performances. Born in Georgia, he was influenced by gospel music as well as the output of fellow Georgia native LittleRichard, Music/LittleRichard, whose raw, emotional vocals he greatly admired. When he came to Stax Records he recorded with the backing of house bands Booker T. and the [=MGs=] and the Mar-Kays, often recording songs he had written himself. Redding's songwriting and performing, which combined soul with rock and roll codified southern soul, and he is often credited as the TropeMaker for the Deep Soul subgenre.

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** One of his most exuberant songs opens with the line "They call me [[TitleDrop Mr. Pitiful]]".


* BittersweetEnding: Not only did he die a matter of months after his triumphant Monterey Pop Festival performance and Aretha Franklin taking "Respect" to #1, he also died on the anniversary of the death of his idol Sam Cooke

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* BittersweetEnding: Not only did he die a matter of months after his triumphant Monterey Pop Festival performance and Aretha Franklin taking "Respect" to #1, he also died on one day before the anniversary of the death of his idol Sam Cooke


* BittersweetEnding: Not only did he die a matter of months after his triumphant Monterey Pop Festival performance and Aretha Franklin taking "Respect" to #1, he also died on the anniversary of the death of his idol Sam Cooke



* ShesGotLegs: From the Monterrey Pop Festival

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* ShesGotLegs: From the Monterrey Monterey Pop Festival


* SourceMusic: Featured on the TV show ''{{Lost}}''

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* SourceMusic: Featured on the TV show ''{{Lost}}''''Series/{{Lost}}''

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* GenerationXerox: The Reddings, featuring his sons Dexter and Otis III, had a few R&B hits in TheEighties, including a CoverVersion of "(Sittin' on) The Dock Of The Bay".


->'''Redding''': This one goes out to all the miniskirts...I dig.

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->'''Redding''': -->'''Redding''': This one goes out to all the miniskirts...I dig.

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Otis Redding (1941-1967) was an American {{Soul}} singer famous for his distinctive voice and energetic live performances. Born in Georgia, he was influenced by gospel music as well as the output of fellow Georgia native LittleRichard, whose raw, emotional vocals he greatly admired. When he came to Stax Records he recorded with the backing of house bands Booker T. and the [=MGs=] and the Mar-Kays, often recording songs he had written himself. Redding's songwriting and performing, which combined soul with rock and roll codified southern soul, and he is often credited as the TropeMaker for the DeepSoul subgenre.

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Otis Redding (1941-1967) was an American {{Soul}} singer famous for his distinctive voice and energetic live performances. Born in Georgia, he was influenced by gospel music as well as the output of fellow Georgia native LittleRichard, whose raw, emotional vocals he greatly admired. When he came to Stax Records he recorded with the backing of house bands Booker T. and the [=MGs=] and the Mar-Kays, often recording songs he had written himself. Redding's songwriting and performing, which combined soul with rock and roll codified southern soul, and he is often credited as the TropeMaker for the DeepSoul Deep Soul subgenre.


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* ShesGotLegs: From the Monterrey Pop Festival
->'''Redding''': This one goes out to all the miniskirts...I dig.

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* SpellingSong: "[[Music/OtisBlue Respect]]"

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