Otis Redding

Otis Redding

American singer, songwriter and record producer (1941-1967)
Perhaps the greatest soul singer of the '60s, the man who wrote and sang standards like "Respect" and "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay."
BornSeptember 9, 1941
HometownDawson, Georgia, United States of America
Net worth$10 million
Height6'1" (1.85m)
SpouseZelma Atwood (m 1961 - 1967) , Zelma Redding (m 1961 - 1967)
ParentsOtis Redding, Sr , Fannie Redding
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Jim Stewart, co-founder with his sister Estelle Axton of Stax Records, the epicentre of Southern Soul – obituary

  • Jim Stewart, who has died aged 92, was the founder of Stax records, the Memphis-based record label that in the 1960s pioneered the development of what became known as Southern Soul, recording and promoting such artists as Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Carla Thomas, Eddie Floyd and Isaac Hayes.

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Sittin' at the Southwest Gates: Flight Attendant Channels Otis Redding for Pre-Takeoff Show

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant channeled soul hero Otis Redding to provide some pre-flight entertainment for passengers heading from Phoenix to San Jose on March 5.The unnamed airline employee can be seen in this video, posted to Twitter by California native Aaron Miller, singing an alternative version of Redding’s classic Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay.Lines like “2,000 miles I’ve flown, just to make this gate my home,” are included but it’s the chorus that really got passengers clapping along, with lyrics changed to “sittin’ at the Southwest gates, watching the planes fly away, yeah I’m just sittin’ at the Southwest gates, wastin’ time.”“The mood was perfect,” said Miller, who was flying home from Phoenix alongside other baseball fans after attending the Cactus League.“We had a group of buzzed baseball fans and everyone was in a good mood. The gate attendant seemed ready to entertain and asked the cabin crew if he had time for one more song,” Miller told Storyful. “The plane started singing along and just enjoyed the hell out of our little custom show.” Credit: Aaron Miller via Storyful
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Albums

Tell the Truth
Tell the Truth
1970
Love Man
Love Man
1969
In Person at the Whisky a Go Go
In Person at the Whisky a Go Go
1968
Immortal Otis Redding
Immortal Otis Redding
1968
Live in Europe
Live in Europe
1967
King & Queen
King & Queen
1967
Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul
Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul
1966
Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
1965
Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads
Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads
1965
Pain in My Heart
Pain in My Heart
1964
Pure Southern Soul
Pure Southern Soul
2007
Love Songs
Love Songs
1998
Remember Me
Remember Me
1992
Dictionary of Soul
Dictionary of Soul
1991
Otis Redding Story
Otis Redding Story
1989
Ultimate Otis Redding
Ultimate Otis Redding
1986
Best of Otis Redding
Best of Otis Redding
1972
(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
1968
Hard to Handle
Hard to Handle
2021
Best of Otis Redding [2020]
Best of Otis Redding [2020]
2020
Dock of the Bay Sessions
Dock of the Bay Sessions
2018
Definitive Studio Albums Collection
Definitive Studio Albums Collection
2017
Stax Classics
Stax Classics
2017
Live at the Whisky a Go Go: The Complete Recordings
Live at the Whisky a Go Go: The Complete Recordings
2016
Mr. Pitiful
Mr. Pitiful
2016

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