The visionary producer signed many of soul and R&B’s most influential musicians, including Otis Redding and Isaac Hayes.
The events, taking place across 9-10 September in Macon, GA, will feature stars including Robert Glasper and Mickey Guyton.
A sentimental ballad Otis Redding didn’t think suited him, Try A Little Tenderness became a passion-filled powerhouse in the singer’s hands.
Otis Redding will be celebrated on Thursday 9 September - which would have been his 80th birthday - by the State of Georgia.
From storming dance anthems to tear-stained declarations of love, the best Otis Redding songs prove why the singer remains a soul music icon.
Pairing Otis Redding’s belting voice with Carla Thomas’ classy poise, ‘King & Queen’ was a stroke of genius from Stax Records.
Otis Redding’s debut album, ‘Pain In My Heart’, featured all the ingredients that would make him an all-time soul music great.
With (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay, Otis Redding hit upon a new type of soul – one his shockingly early death left unexplored.
With a voice that ranged from tender vulnerability to unrestrained power, Otis Redding, the King Of Soul, demanded nothing but total respect.
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