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Otis Redding

Otis Redding

Otis Redding's grainy voice and galvanizing stage shows made him one of the greatest soul singers of all time. At the time of his death, he was being hailed as the King of Southern Soul and was making his first significant impact on the pop audience after years as a favorite among blacks. Redding's songs have been covered by numerous artists: Aretha Franklin recorded the definitive version of “Respect,” taking it to Number One in 1967; more than two decades later, the Black Crowes scored a hit with Redding's “Hard to Handle.”

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