10 Ways to Try a Little Otis Redding

Posted on December 14, 2022

by Eric P

Fifty-five years ago this month, in inclement weather, Otis Redding and his band boarded his twin-engine plane to travel from Cleveland to Madison, Wisconsin for a show. The crash that ended that journey put an abrupt end to one of the most promising voices in the history of American music. The 26-year-old soul singer left behind an astonishing catalog of classic recordings for someone so young, along with agonizing questions about what more he might have accomplished.

The music and books listed below are just the beginning; there are numerous other Otis Redding recordings available on hoopla.

The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads


Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul


In Person at the Whisky a Go-Go


The Dock of the Bay


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