Otis Redding’s Best Live Albums, What to Listen to, and what about Vinyl?

Sorting out Otis Redding’s Live Albums can drive you mad. Here’s why: There are only 3 sources for his live performances: Live at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, CA. All 7 sets. April 8-10, 1966 Stax / Volt Revue tour performance. Olympia Theatre. Paris, France. Typically March 21, 1967 His set at …

Who Whistled at the end of “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay?”

Short Answer: “The whistle at the end of “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” belongs to longtime musician Sam “Bluzman” Taylor, who was brought in to finish the final overdubs. Longer Answer: Once upon a time, the greatest soul singer in the world wrote the greatest song the world would ever know. A song …

“The Soul Album,” Otis Redding’s 4th studio album.

If the following is true: “Pain In My Heart“ was Otis Redding’s first solo album “The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads” was his first ‘Otis Redding’ album “Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul” was his first Stax soul album Then, by pattern, “The Soul Album” should be a first of some kind for Redding. …

Why Otis Redding is worth listening to, why I first started listening to him, and why I’ll never stop.

with friends at marina golden-gate rec area. Seriously, Sausalito is pretty much there.

Once in awhile, with family friends or fellow patrons at the pub, I get asked, “What got you into music?” My first deep dive into music started after I quit basketball in High School. It accompanied my deep dive into faith. The band I started with was the one who kept being played every thirty …

10 Otis Redding live cuts, B-sides, and rare songs way too good for pop & oldies radio.

Everybody knows, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” “These Arms of Mine,” and “Try a Little Tenderness,” but if you can’t name more than two songs outside of those three, then you really need to do a deep dive into the Otis Redding discography. If you do, you’ll find some real incredible gems that …

Otis Redding, “Pain in My Heart,” 1964. Otis Redding’s debut album

Doing a quick album review of Otis Redding’s Pain in My Heart reminds me how absolutely frightening it truly is regarding how much I don’t know about what I should know. For example, I still have only heard 50% of Otis Redding’s work and know maybe 1/3rd of his story. It’s even worse for Sam …

(Sittin’ on the) Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding – the 3rd Inspiration for My Web Presence

I couldn’t tell you when it happened. I don’t remember the first time I heard the song. But somewhere along the way, “(Sittin’ on the) Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding (and his guitarist, Stever Cropper) crept into my everyday and became the backbone to the dreams in my fray. Growing up, when kids …

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