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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Some more OTIS!

Today volume two of OTIS! The definitive Otis Redding Box Set.
This volume picks up where volume 1 left off. We're somewhere in 1965. The disc opens with Respect, an Otis original that later became the breakthrough hit for Aretha Franklin. The disc contains beautiful Otis originals, but quite a few remarkable recordings where Otis covers songs of other superstars: Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones), Chain Gang (Sam Cooke) and Day Tripper (Beatles).
Furthermore this disc holds a beautiful recording of Steve Croppers Knock On Wood. I never figured out if Steve wrote this song specially for Otis. Anyway, as far as I can tell this is the oldest recording of this legendary song. And recorded and produced by the composer himself!

The most remarkable song on this disc is Things Go Better With Coke, a radio advertisement for Coca Cola that, according to the liner notes, has never been issued before or even aired! Even the recording date of this commercial is unknown.
The disc leaves us with Otis in February 1967.

1993 - Otis - disc 2 pt 1 & pt 2

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