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Sun May 19, 2024, 02:12 PM May 19

Otis Redding - Sittin' On The Dock of The Bay 🕊 Famous Georgia Musicians

(1968). Otis Redding's incomparable voice and emotive performances earned him the title "The King of Soul." Known for his raw and powerful vocal style, he expressed deep emotion through songs like "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" and "Try a Little Tenderness." Tragically, his life was cut short at the age of 26, yet Redding's brief career left an indelible mark on popular music influencing countless artists & genres.
Otis Ray Redding Jr. (Sept. 9, 1941 – Dec. 10, 1967) was an American singer and songwriter. He is regarded as one of the greatest singer-songwriters in the history of American popular music and a seminal artist in soul music and rhythm & blues. Nicknamed the "King of Soul", 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.
Redding was born in Dawson, Georgia, and his family soon moved to Macon. Redding quit school at age 15 to support his family, working with Little Richard's backing band, the Upsetters, & performing in shows at Macon's historic Douglass Theater.. Shortly before his death in a plane crash, Redding wrote and recorded his iconic (Sittin' On) "The Dock of the Bay" with Steve Cropper. The song became the 1st posthumous no. 1 record on both the Billboard Hot 100 & R&B charts...
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Otis Redding - Sittin' On The Dock of The Bay 🕊 Famous Georgia Musicians (Original Post) appalachiablue May 19 OP
Thanks for sharing! maspaha May 19 #1


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1. Thanks for sharing!
Sun May 19, 2024, 04:58 PM
May 19

It inspired my pre-flight playlist this morning! Never a bad landing with Motown!

Last weekend’s playlist was inspired by Sir-Mix-Alot’s “Baby got Back”, in reference to a certain airplane’s physical characteristics. I’ll spare y’all the video and further explanation. Gotta admit, it was quite the spicy playlist! 😳

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