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Tagged With: Otis Redding

Soul Dance Song – Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle”

Soul vocalist Otis Redding co-wrote the song “Hard to Handle” and released it as a “B” side to the single “Amen” in 1968. The aggressive, percussive delivery Otis sings with was copied almost exactly by the Black Crowes on their 1990 release Shake Your Money Maker. It was a hit for the rock band, but … Continue reading »

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Soul Dance Song – Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle"

Soul vocalist Otis Redding co-wrote the song “Hard to Handle” and released it as a “B” side to the single “Amen” in 1968. The aggressive, percussive delivery Otis sings with was copied almost exactly by the Black Crowes on their 1990 release Shake Your Money Maker. It was a hit for the rock band, but … Continue reading »

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The Soul of Otis Redding

Otis Redding is arguably the greatest male vocalist of all time. His deep, raspy voice could soar or embrace. His songwriting had down-to-earth lyrics, impactive hooks and sophisticated rhythms. Live Otis was magnetic. His eyes would shine out. He would do a shuffle-stomp dance and his body would shake with excitement. There was also a … Continue reading »

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Essential Soul Band – Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones was born in 1956 in James Brown’s hometown of Augusta, Georgia. Her first performances as a child singer were in her local church, where she was trained in gospel. At home in her room growing up, she would imitate vocalists Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin and dancers like James Brown and the cast … Continue reading »

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