Otis Redding

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Otis Ray Redding Jr. (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, and talent scout.wikipedia
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These Arms of Mine (Otis Redding song)

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An unscheduled appearance on a Stax recording session led to a contract and his first single, "These Arms of Mine", in 1962.
"These Arms of Mine" is a song written by soul musician Otis Redding.

Monterey Pop Festival

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He also performed at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967.
The festival is remembered for the first major American appearances by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Who and Ravi Shankar, the first large-scale public performance of Janis Joplin and the introduction of Otis Redding to a mass American audience.

Steve Cropper

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Shortly before his death in a plane crash, Redding wrote and recorded his iconic "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" with Steve Cropper.
He is the guitarist of the Stax Records house band, Booker T. & the M.G.'s, which backed artists such as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas and Johnnie Taylor.

Pain in My Heart

Stax released Redding's debut album, Pain in My Heart, two years later.
Pain in My Heart is the debut album of soul singer-songwriter Otis Redding.

The Dock of the Bay (album)

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The album The Dock of the Bay was the first posthumous album to reach number one on the UK Albums Chart.
The Dock of the Bay is the first of a number of posthumously released Otis Redding albums, and his seventh studio album.

Johnny Jenkins

In 1958, he joined Johnny Jenkins's band, the Pinetoppers, with whom he toured the Southern states as a singer and driver.
Johnny Edward Jenkins (March 5, 1939 – June 26, 2006) was an American left-handed blues guitarist, who helped launch the career of Otis Redding.

Atlantic Records

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Already on the verge of bankruptcy, the label soon discovered that the Atco division of Atlantic Records owned the rights to his entire song catalog. When Walden started to look for a record label for Jenkins, Atlantic Records representative Joe Galkin showed interest and around 1962 sent him to the Stax studio in Memphis.
Over its first 20 years of operation, Atlantic earned a reputation as one of the most important American labels, specializing in jazz, R&B, and soul by Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, Ruth Brown and Otis Redding.

Respect (song)

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In addition to "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," "Respect" and "Try a Little Tenderness" are among his best-known songs. Two songs, "Ole Man Trouble" and "Respect", had been finished earlier, during the Otis Blue session.
"Respect" is a song written and originally released by American recording artist Otis Redding in 1965.

Soul music

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He is considered one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music and a seminal artist in soul music and rhythm and blues.
Little Richard, who inspired Otis Redding, and James Brown both were equally influential.

(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay

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Shortly before his death in a plane crash, Redding wrote and recorded his iconic "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" with Steve Cropper.
"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" is a song co-written by soul singer Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper.

List of posthumous number ones on the UK Albums Chart

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The album The Dock of the Bay was the first posthumous album to reach number one on the UK Albums Chart.
The first deceased artist to top the UK Albums Chart was Otis Redding, who died in a plane crash on 10 December 1967.

Sam Cooke

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His passion was singing, and he often cited Little Richard and Sam Cooke as influences.
His pioneering contributions to soul music contributed to the rise of Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Billy Preston, and popularized the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown.

Macon, Georgia

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Redding was born in Dawson, Georgia, and at the age of 2, moved to Macon, Georgia.
Macon is the birthplace or hometown of musicians Emmett Miller, The Allman Brothers Band, Randy Crawford, Mark Heard, Lucille Hegamin, Otis Redding, Little Richard, Mike Mills, and Bill Berry of R.E.M., as well as more recent artists like violinist Robert McDuffie and country artist Jason Aldean.

Booker T. & the M.G.'s

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The session with Jenkins, backed by Booker T. & the M.G.'s, was unproductive and ended early; Redding was allowed to perform two songs.
In the 1960s, as members of the house band of Stax Records, they played on hundreds of recordings by artists including Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Johnnie Taylor and Albert King.

Phil Walden

Around this time, Redding met Phil Walden, the future founder of the recording company Phil Walden and Associates, and later Bobby Smith, who ran the small label Confederate Records.
He served as Otis Redding's manager from 1959 until Redding's death in 1967.

Mr. Pitiful

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Disc jockey A. C. Moohah Williams accordingly labeled him "Mr. Pitiful", and subsequently, Cropper and Redding wrote the eponymous song.
"Mr. Pitiful" is a song written by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper and included on the 1965 album The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads.

Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul

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The album, entitled Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul, was released in September 1965.
Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul (often referred to simply as Otis Blue) is the third studio album by American soul singer Otis Redding.

Wayne Cochran

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Wayne Cochran, the only solo artist signed to Confederate, became the Pinetoppers' bassist.
He relocated to Macon, Georgia, where he befriended the soul singer Otis Redding (playing bass guitar on Redding's early recording of "Shout Bamalama" and its B-side, "Fat Girl") and recorded his first single, "The Coo", which attracted the attention of King Records, who signed him to a record deal.

The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads

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That and top 100 singles " Chained and Bound", "Come to Me" and "That's How Strong My Love Is" were included on Redding's second studio album, The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads, released in March 1965.
The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads, simply referred to as Soul Ballads or Sings Soul Ballads, is the second studio album by American soul singer-songwriter Otis Redding, released in 1965.

Irma Thomas

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The title track, recorded in September 1963, sparked copyright issues, as it sounded like Irma Thomas's "Ruler of My Heart".
She then began recording on the Minit label, working with songwriter and producer Allen Toussaint on songs including "It's Raining" and "Ruler of My Heart", which was later reinterpreted by Otis Redding as "Pain in My Heart".

Rhythm and blues

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He is considered one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music and a seminal artist in soul music and rhythm and blues.
A rapid succession of rhythm and blues hits followed, beginning with "Tutti Frutti" and "Long Tall Sally", which would influence performers such as James Brown, Elvis Presley, and Otis Redding.

Try a Little Tenderness

In addition to "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," "Respect" and "Try a Little Tenderness" are among his best-known songs.
A popular version in an entirely new form was recorded by soul artist Otis Redding in 1966.

Ole Man Trouble

Two songs, "Ole Man Trouble" and "Respect", had been finished earlier, during the Otis Blue session.
"Ole Man Trouble" is a song written by Otis Redding and the first track from his 1965 album Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul.

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

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Redding received many posthumous accolades, including two Grammy Awards, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Joe Galkin

When Walden started to look for a record label for Jenkins, Atlantic Records representative Joe Galkin showed interest and around 1962 sent him to the Stax studio in Memphis.
Joe Galkin was a Russian-born American record producer and musician, best known for his producing at Atlantic Records and his own Gerald Record label and work with Otis Redding and Phil Walden.