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Monday, September 10, 2012

Remembering Otis Redding

I tend to usually focus on newer music on this blog, but lately I haven't been able to find time for even that. However, Sunday would have been Otis Redding's 71st birthday if he hadn't been taken from the world at the far too young age of 26. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share his music again because I think everybody could use a little more Otis Redding in their lives. I've only posted about Otis Redding once before, but in that post I included Mr. Pitiful, which may be my favorite song of his if I were pressed to choose one. Below are two more good candidates (and there's the obvious (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay), but really he had so many amazing songs. I'd love to hear anyone else's personal favorite down in the comments.

Here is a live version of "I've Been Loving You Too Long" performed at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. The love and joy that fills his music is undeniable in this performance. In the 26 years he was alive, he put a lot of that love and joy out into the world for people to listen to to this day.

And here is "I've Got Dreams To Remember."

And with that I should head to bed, but I'm guessing my tomorrow will be filled with lots of Otis Redding in my ears. Enjoy!

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