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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

Rock And Roll

William Bell - I Forgot to be Your Lover (1968)


Many years before Van Morrison asked the question “Have I told you lately that I love you?”, William Bell used these charms on his biggest Stax hit, 1968’s “I Forgot to Be Your Lover”. 10 more words


Memphis Soul

Memphis BBQ, the blues, Beale Street, and Elvis Presley. These are some of the things that come to mind whenever someone mentions this magnificent city overlooking the mighty Mississippi River. 1,445 more words

Memphis Soul

The Temprees - Dedicated to the One I Love

The Temprees are an American soul trio based out of Memphis, Tennessee consisting of members Jasper “Jabbo” Phillips, Harold “Scotty” Scott and Deljuan “Del” Calvin. Although they formed in the ’60’s, the group got their big break in 1970 being signed to ‘We Produce’, a subsidiary of the well-known Stax Records. 118 more words

Memphis Soul

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