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Otis Redding

Otis Ray Redding Jr. (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, and talent scout. He is considered one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music and a seminal artist in soul music and rhythm and blues. Redding's style of singing gained inspiration from the gospel music that preceded the genre. His singing style influenced many other soul artists of the 1960s, such as James Carr and Freddie Jackson (Woodstra and Elewine). During his lifetime, his recordings were produced by Stax Records, based in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Try A Little Tenderness...

Contributed by Adam Cross

I never tire of his version of "Try A Little Tenderness." It's hard to believe he was only 25 yrs. old when he recorded it in 1966 - less than a year before his untimely death. What a loss...

Contributed by Adam Cross

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