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Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
With his powerful voice and boundless energy, Otis Redding helped define the sound of Sixties soul like no other male singer. Redding's crowning achievement was OTIS BLUE: OTIS REDDING SINGS SOUL, largely recorded in a whirlwind 24-hour studio session in July of 1965, backed by the Booker T. & The MG's, Isaac Hayes, and the Mar-Key horns. The collection went on to top the R&B charts behind such iconic singles as "I've Been Loving You Too Long," Otis' take on The Rolling Stones classic "Satisfaction," and "Respect," a song famously covered two years later by Aretha Franklin. Rhino recently reissued its two-CD Collector's Edition of the set after years out of print to celebrate the album's 50th anniversary. With stereo and mono versions of the original 11 tracks, plus previously unreleased alternate mixes and selections from Redding's explosive LIVE AT THE WHISKY A GO GO and LIVE IN EUROPE releases, it's the ideal way to experience the soul masterpiece that is OTIS BLUE.