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Otis Redding

Seit er 1962 mit „These arms of mine' seine erste Single veröffentlichte, wartete der Sohn eines schwarzen Baptistenpredigers (9. 9.1940, Dawson, Georgia, USA) auf den großen Durchbruch. Aber Otis Redding hatte kein Glück: seine Songs gingen in dem Riesenangebot an Soul-Songs weitgehend unter, sein 1965 aufgenommener Titel „Respect“ wurde erst nach 2 Jahren zu einem Super-Seller - allerdings in der Fassung von Aretha Franklin. Dabei waren seine Produktionen, wie zum Beispiel das Album „Dictionary of Soul' mit Abstand das Beste, was diese Stilrichtung hervorgebracht hatte.

1967 schien die Wende in seiner Karriere gekommen: nach seinem Auftritt beim Monterey Pop-Festival wurde die Pop-Welt allmählich auf seine hervorragenden Fähigkeiten aufmerksam, der Melody Maker kürte ihn zum weltbesten Pop-Vocalisten. Doch Otis Redding sollte den Höhepunkt seiner Laufbahn nicht mehr erleben: am 10. 12. 1967 stürzte seine Privatmaschine auf dem Weg zu einem Konzert im dichten Schneetreiben bei Madison in Wisconsin ab, wobei er und fünf Mitglieder seiner Gruppe „Mar Keys' sowie zwei weitere Insassen den Tod fanden. Nach seinem Tod wurde Otis Redding zum Superstar: eine riesige Menschenmenge gab ihm das letzte Geleit, und für seine Aufnahme „The Dock of the Bay' wurde er mit zwei „Grammy Awards' geehrt. Wichtigste LPs von Otis Redding: „Soul Ballads', „The Soul Album', „King & Queen', „Live in Europe', „Dock of the Bay'

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Otis Redding

I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)

Otis Redding

I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)

 

Life on the road had its advantages. An artist never knew who he might be sharing a bill with, or what creativity might transpire after the gig was through. One of Otis Redding's most spectacular ballads was the result of a chance encounter with velvet-smooth Chicago soul singer Jerry Butler, who boasted a string of hits (He Will Break Your Heart, Moon River, Make It Easy On Yourself) on Vee-Jay Records.

"I was going to Buffalo, New York, to play a date," says The Ice Man. "I changed planes in Atlanta, and Otis got on the plane. And we found that we were both working in the same place on the same night. When we checked in the hotel, we found we had adjoining rooms. After the show that night, we were sitting around, messin' around with the guitar and talking about things. He was showing me some songs that he had been working on that he hadn't completed, and I showed him 'I've Been Loving You Too Long,' which I had been working on and hadn't completed. And he fell in love with it. And he said, 'Let's try and finish it!' So we started messing with it and finished it. And he took it back to Memphis and recorded it."  

I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) was a ballad masterpiece, built around an unusual chord progression and benefiting from immaculate backing by Booker T. & The MG's and Stax/Volt's in-house horn section anchored by trumpeter Wayne Jackson and tenor saxist Andrew Love, whose dramatic lines build beautifully behind the Big O. The song rocketed to #2 R&B and #21 pop, easily Redding's biggest hit yet. Encoring a few months later with the piledriving Respect and capping off the year with a thundering I Can't Turn You Loose, Otis was rapidly taking his exalted place as one of the most dynamic soul men on the planet.

"I don't think you'll ever find anybody that ever worked at Stax, or went in there, or especially any of the musicians that played on any of those records, that didn't say that Otis wasn't their favorite artist," says MG's guitarist Steve Cropper, Otis's frequent collaborator. "They couldn't wait for him to come back and record. 'Cause it was so much fun, and we just seemed to get so much accomplished in a short time."

- Bill Dahl -

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Definitive Collection - Dock Of The Bay (CD) Otis Redding: Definitive Collection - Dock Of The Bay (CD) Art-Nr.: CD31709

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(1992/WEA) 20 tracks - original Atlantic recordings
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Love Songs (CD) Otis Redding: Love Songs (CD) Art-Nr.: CD72955

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(2005/WARNER) 16 tracks, 1964-68
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The Platinum Collection (CD) Otis Redding: The Platinum Collection (CD) Art-Nr.: CD799664

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(2007/WARNER) 16 tracks, recorded 1964-68
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The Dock Of The Bay Otis Redding: The Dock Of The Bay Art-Nr.: CD802542

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(1965-68 'Stax/Volt') (31:36/11)
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Otis Blue - Otis Redding Sings Soul (CD) Otis Redding: Otis Blue - Otis Redding Sings Soul (CD) Art-Nr.: CD80318

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(1998/ATCO) 11 tracks (33:03) - 1965, remastered from the mono Atlantic masters!
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The Otis Redding Story (3-CD) Otis Redding: The Otis Redding Story (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CD817622

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-3CD Box (1962-67 'Stax/Volt') (170:39:60) Knapp drei Stunden von einem der größten Soul-Künstler. Super-Booklet mit extensiven Liner Notes / almost three hours of great soul music. Comes with a beautiful, informative booklet
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Live On Sunset Strip (2-CD) Otis Redding: Live On Sunset Strip (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDFAN32046

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(2010/STAX) 28 tracks, recorded live at the Whiskey A Go Go, West Hollywood April 9&10, 1966.
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Soul Legend - The Very Best Of (2-CD) Otis Redding: Soul Legend - The Very Best Of (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDMCDLX518

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(2011/MUSIC CLUB/RHINO) 38 tracks/slipcase packaging.
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Very Best Otis Redding: Very Best Art-Nr.: CDR271147

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(1992/RHINO) 16 tracks Atlantic 1962-68 - 12 page booklet
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The Definitive Soul Collection (2-CD) Otis Redding: The Definitive Soul Collection (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDRN77663

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(2006/RHINO) 30 tracks, recorded 1962-68, includes rare live material
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Original Album Series (5-CD Slipcase) Otis Redding: Original Album Series (5-CD Slipcase) Art-Nr.: CDRN98274

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​(2009/Rhino) 57 tracks
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Remember Me (CD) Otis Redding: Remember Me (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSCD8572

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​(1992/Fantasy) 20 Tracks - Digipack 24Bit remastered, includes unreleased tracks!
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Respect Live 1977 Otis Redding: Respect Live 1977 Art-Nr.: DVDSHFA311042

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(1989/SHOUT/GRAVITY) NTSC, Code 1, 48 Mins.
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Dreams To Remember - The Legacy Of Otis Redding: Dreams To Remember - The Legacy Of Art-Nr.: DVDSTX7031

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(2007/STAX/REELIN') NTSC, Code 0, 91 MIn., 5.1, 2.0, 4:3. First-ever full length DVD featuring the Soul Music Legend! 16 complete performances including "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay", "Try a Little Tenderness" and "Respect", all...
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Remembering Otis (2) Otis Redding: Remembering Otis (2) Art-Nr.: DVDSV3005

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Great audio and video footage. Amazing to watch Booker T. & The MGs perform in te UK in 1966. Also, the '67 performance at Monterey sounds good. Excellent. Recommended. OTIS REEDING - voc; BOOKER T. & THE MGs + MEMPHIS HORNS....
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Remembering Otis - Monterey Pop '67 & Europe Otis Redding: Remembering Otis - Monterey Pop '67 & Europe Art-Nr.: DVDU0823

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Dictionary Of Soul (180g Edition) Otis Redding: Dictionary Of Soul (180g Edition) Art-Nr.: SLP5063

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LP auf SUNDAZED RECORDS von Otis Redding - Dictionary Of Soul (180g Edition) Otis Redding's fifth album, whose cover bears the full title Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul, more than lives up to that...
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LP auf SUNDAZED RECORDS von Otis Redding - Otis Blue (180g Edition) Considered by many soul connoisseurs to be Otis Redding's finest and most fully realized LP, 1966's Otis Blue delivers a compelling encapsulation of all of the qualities...
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King & Queen (180g Edition) Otis Redding & Carla Thomas: King & Queen (180g Edition) Art-Nr.: SLP5069

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(1967 'Stax') Sundazed As Stax Records' top male artist, it was only natural that Otis Redding would team up with Stax's top female singer, Carla Thomas. The soulful twosome generated considerable musical sparks on this 1967 release,...
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The Soul Album - 180g Otis Redding: The Soul Album - 180g Art-Nr.: SLP5132

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LP auf SUNDAZED RECORDS von Otis Redding - The Soul Album - 180g The aptly titled 1966 release The Soul Album is one of the most beloved LPs in Otis Redding's catalogue, and a powerful evocation of this singular soul icon's massive...
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In Person At The Whiskey A Go Go - 180g Otis Redding: In Person At The Whiskey A Go Go - 180g Art-Nr.: SLP5133

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LP auf SUNDAZED RECORDS von Otis Redding - In Person At The Whiskey A Go Go - 180g Otis Redding's live performances are legendary for their raw, sweat-soaked intensity. For those of us not fortunate enough to have seen the legendary soul...
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Live In Europe - 180g Otis Redding: Live In Europe - 180g Art-Nr.: SLP5134

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LP auf SUNDAZED RECORDS von Otis Redding - Live In Europe - 180g Otis Redding's first live release was recorded in March 1967, on the now-legendary Stax/Volt tour of Europe, on which Otis and company demonstrated that soul is a universal...
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LP auf SUNDAZED RECORDS von Otis Redding - The Dock Of The Bay - 180g When Otis Redding recorded '(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay' in late 1967, the singer knew that the song was a milestone in his creative evolution. But before Redding...
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It's Not Just Sentimental - Unheard Otis (LP) Otis Redding: It's Not Just Sentimental - Unheard Otis (LP) Art-Nr.: LPSXD041

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(ACE UK) 14 tracks - Sleeve notes by Rob Bowman - previously unreleased recordings
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Lonely & Blue Otis Redding: Lonely & Blue Art-Nr.: CD7234164

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