Otis Redding

Fifty years ago Otis Redding released what some have ranked as the greatest soul album. Although it falls short of such high praise, Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul is solid work from one of the genre’s masters. more

Nov 15, 2016 1:54 PM Album Reviews

Otis Redding is the one male soul singer of the ’60s that every music fan needs to know about. And for the fan that wants it all, the box-set Soul Manifesto: 1964-1970 is the ideal holiday gift. more

Dec 1, 2015 6:26 PM Album Reviews

If Aretha Franklin was the Queen and Otis Redding the King of 1960s soul music, their union was consummated in the song they shared but whose meaning they disputed. Redding’s “Respect” was a forceful entreaty from a man to his woman. Fra... more

Feb 21, 2014 3:20 AM Album Reviews

  "Essential" has become an overused word, like many words in our language. Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul ,CD Reviews more

Sep 17, 2008 12:00 AM Album Reviews