Otis at 70!

10 Sep

The great “Love Man”, Otis Redding would have been 70 yesterday. Killed in a plane crash in December of 1967 at the age of 26, Otis left a relatively small but extremely powerful portfolio of work. His mercuric, yet oh so abbreviated three year run shaped music for the next 40 years. Just recently, Kanye West and Jay-Z collaborated on Otis:

As for me, I’ll stick with the REAL Otis…

Just goes to show that extreme talent and passion endures…


Posted by on September 10, 2011 in birthdays, music legends, Otis Redding


3 responses to “Otis at 70!

  1. Amy d

    September 10, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Love that jay-z throwback to Otis!! Didn’t realize he was only 26 when he died. Tragic.

  2. shrewspeaks

    September 10, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    What a power house! One of my favorites is

    I’ve Been Loving You Too Long…What he could squeeze out of each note musically and emotionally was astonishing. This is the vocal version of pulling the sweetest most satisfying taffy. One of the best make out songs ever. *sigh*

  3. music maven

    September 12, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Yes, Amy. THREE years. What an impact.

    Shrew, that is my all time favorite Otis. First song Alex and I ever danced to. Otis makes you “feel” it.


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