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Otis Redding - Opher's World pays tribute to a genius.

Aretha was the Queen of Soul and Otis was the undisputed King. Nobody else came near. Otis ruled the Stax stable and Stax was the studio making the sound. 332 more words


Otis Redding & Carla Thomas: "New Year's Resolution" - King & Queen (1967)

Here’s a day specific, if somewhat obscure, tune.

“New Year’s Resolution” is from a 1967 album called King & Queen featuring Otis Redding and Carla Thomas. 299 more words


Holiday Playlist, Track Eight

Leave it to Stax Records to fill a glaring gap in holiday-themed recordings. (Sigh, I should have mail-ordered one of those bricks from the original Stax building in Memphis when I had the chance back in college.) From a 1968 B-side, here’s the ever-brilliant duo of Otis Redding and Carla Thomas with “New Year’s Resolution.”

"Give Me A Ticket For An Aer-O-Plane": Joe Cocker 1940 - 2014

For those of us who came of age in the late sixties – early seventies and for whom the music of those years made an indelible imprint on our souls, this has been a tough month. 459 more words

Music Appreciation And Analysis

Mary Cross aka Wendy Rene Remembered - The Artist, The Woman, The Legend

The world bids farewell to a blessed soul. Mary Lou Frierson Cross was born March 8, 1947 to Beauregard Frierson Sr. and Katherine Anderson Frierson in Memphis, TN. 469 more words

R.I.P. Wendy Rene Soul Singer Extraordinaire

We are heartbroken to hear the news about Wendy Rene’s death. What a joy is has been sharing her ‘After Laughter Comes Tears: Complete Stax & Volt Singles, Rarities, 1964-1965′ album to fans of her music and to others who had never heard of her, but, became fans. 353 more words

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Sittin on the Dock...

December 10, 1967: Otis Redding’s Plane Crashes

Six days before his plane crashed into Lake Monona, Otis Redding recorded “Sittin on the Dock of the Bay”. 368 more words