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    • Otis Redding - ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 14:  Charlie Brusco - Red Light Management, Honoree Alex Hodges, CEO of Nederlander Concerts and Rogers Redding - Otis Redding brother at the 34th Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Concert and Show at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on October 14, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
    • Otis Redding - ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 14:  Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie) and Otis Redding III perform at the 34th Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Concert and Show at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on October 14, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
    • Otis Redding - MACON, GA - SEPTEMBER 10: Karla Redding-Andrews Attends Celebrating 70 Years of Otis Redding on September 10, 2011 in Macon, Georgia.
    • Otis Redding - MACON, GA - SEPTEMBER 10: Jimmy Hall attends Celebrating 70 Years of Otis Redding on September 10, 2011 in Macon, Georgia.
    • Otis Redding - MACON, GA - SEPTEMBER 10: Otis Redding III performs at Celebrating 70 Years of Otis Redding on September 10, 2011 in Macon, Georgia.
    • Otis Redding - MACON, GA - SEPTEMBER 10: (L-R) Zelma A. Redding, Timothy Bloom and V. Bozeman attend Celebrating 70 Years of Otis Redding  here on September 10, 2011 in Macon, Georgia.
    • Otis Redding - MACON, GA - SEPTEMBER 10: (L-R) Zelma A. Redding and daughter Karla Redding-Andrews attends Celebrating 70 Years of Otis Redding on September 10, 2011 in Macon, Georgia.
    • Otis Redding - MACON, GA - SEPTEMBER 10: (L-R) Ken Ford, Dexter Redding and Otis Redding III attend Celebrating 70 Years of Otis Redding on September 10, 2011 in Macon, Georgia.
    • Otis Redding - MACON, GA - SEPTEMBER 10: (L-R) Zelma A. Redding, Timothy Bloom and V. Bozeman attend Celebrating 70 Years of Otis Redding  here on September 10, 2011 in Macon, Georgia.
    • Otis Redding - MACON, GA - SEPTEMBER 10: (L-R) Zelma A. Redding and daughter Karla Redding-Andrews attends Celebrating 70 Years of Otis Redding on September 10, 2011 in Macon, Georgia.
    • Otis Redding - MACON, GA - SEPTEMBER 10: Jimmy Hall attends Celebrating 70 Years of Otis Redding on September 10, 2011 in Macon, Georgia.
    • Otis Redding - MACON, GA - SEPTEMBER 10: (L-R) Ken Ford, Dexter Redding and Otis Redding III attend Celebrating 70 Years of Otis Redding on September 10, 2011 in Macon, Georgia.
    • Otis Redding - MACON, GA - SEPTEMBER 10: Otis Redding III performs at Celebrating 70 Years of Otis Redding on September 10, 2011 in Macon, Georgia.
    • Otis Redding - ATLANTA - JULY 25:  Usher Raymond and Zelma Redding, Otis Redding's wife, launch the U-Cast Podcast series July 25, 2008 at Tiffany & Co. in Atlanta, Georgia.
    • Otis Redding - ATLANTA - JULY 25:  Usher Raymond and Zelma Redding, Otis Redding's wife, launch the U-Cast Podcast series July 25, 2008 at Tiffany & Co. in Atlanta, Georgia.
    One of the most influential soul singers of the 1960s, Otis Redding exemplified to many listeners the power of Southern "deep soul" -- hoarse, gritty vocals, brassy arrangements, and an emotional way with both party tunes and aching ballads. He was also the most consistent exponent of the Stax sound, cutting his records at the Memphis label/studios that did much to update R&B into modern soul. His ...more


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