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The Mercymen -- Ack!

I was the whitest and worst soul singer in the world with the best band in Lexington; the Mercymen. My muddled feelings of embarrassment and pride over that fact muddle me to this day. 477 more words


"Otis Redding - I've Been Loving You Too Long"

“I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”

(sometimes issued as “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)”) is a song written by 136 more words


These Arms of Mine

Another Valentine’s Day. We often think of it as a day to express your fondness for the one you love. But at its heart, there is an element of yearning and loneliness in the day. 102 more words

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SONG OF THE DAY Jackie Hairston – Hijack

Today’s track is just sooo funky, so get ready for some serious groove!

Released on the Atlantic’s subsidiary label Atco Records in 1967, Hijack is a soul-funk instrumental track by jazz pianist, Jackie Hariston.  52 more words


A Night at the legendary Apollo- An evening of Respect

So my concert buddy was kind enough to take me to see the Otis Redding Tribute at the Apollo Theater. The line up was great. The Dap Kings, Warren Hayes, Aloe Black, Steve Cropper , Marcus King, Nikka Costa Family members of the Otis Redding Family and a lot of great soul singers. 53 more words

Otis Redding

Earworm Wednesday: Sitting on the dock of the bay~Smith and Meyers

So I have been listening to classic R&B this week as I bemoan the state of contemporary music and decided to find a good cover of Otis Redding. 6 more words

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"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay”

(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay was recorded 3 days before Otis Redding died in a plane crash on December 10, 1967.

The melancholic… 122 more words