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Saturday Open Thread

Hope you’re enjoying the weekend with friends & family!

We conclude this week’s feature Otis Redding Jr.

Current Events

2015 Darrell Award for Best Other Media Won by Comic Book

The 2015 Darrell Award for Best Midsouth SF/F/H Other Media Work was won by Dream Thief # 4, a comic book by Jai Nitz… 577 more words

History

The MTP Interview: Terry Manning, Engineer, Producer, Artist

Terry Manning with Guitar, photo by Simon Mott

“Manning is one of the most respected engineers and producers in music history — Led Zeppelin III, the first two Big Star records, Al Green, ZZ Top, the Staple Singers, Albert King, Shakira, Lenny Kravitz, and literally over 100 others have benefitted from his work in either or both capacities.”

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Mable John "Bigger & Better" (Stax 215-B, 1967)

Mable John “Bigger & Better” (Stax 215-B, 1967)

She was the first woman signed to Motown, who at her Saturn Return following her brother Little Willie John to secular music has made history for 60 years. 133 more words

Soul Song Of The Day

Respect: Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding

Aretha Franklin and Respect:

As a general rule we will begin with the original version of a song, and then consider subsequent cover(s) of the same song. 2,449 more words

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