Otis Redding: Otis Blue (1966)


This was a very successful album over here in 1966 and a prime example of American Soul music from the Atlantic label. Otis and his label mate Aretha Franklin were known as the ‘King and Queen’ of Soul and widely considered to possess the best male and female voices respectively in the genre. Otis went on to cement his crossover success with the white ‘rock audience’ later on at the Monterey Pop Festival in California but then of course was killed in a plane crash just as his career was beginning to peak. For me, this album was probably his magnum opus.


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