Midnight with Otis Redding



12 thoughts on “Midnight with Otis Redding

  1. Otis Redding’s Sittin on the Dock of the Bay is classic, the only version of the song I’ve ever heard. You Don’t Miss Your Water is a more forceful, gritty sound, great interplay with the bass. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long showed yet another side of this versatile man, a slow but playful improvisation, the call and response with the horns. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    1. Joan, you never fail to amaze me with the appreciation you give to the music. By the way, I was acting out my role as DJ here 😀 Interestingly, it was the second song that inspired me to do this random post. I was watching a Television series that had this song as a soundtrack and it caught my attention in a haunting kind of way. While putting together the post, I marvelled at the fact that this music is 50 years old and Otis has been gone that long and we can still appreciate this music. It has a nostalgic feel to it because it was probably playing in the background when I was a child. Once again I will listen up again with your observations in mind.Thank you Joan.😀

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  2. Otis is all up and through my home state, much like James Brown. But, as I have admitted to my Twin, his music makes me want to cry.
    I find it very depressing. Maybe because of the tragic way he died and at such a young age.
    But you know what? I can’t take anything from his talent. He was a major crooner! LOL!

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    1. I’m glad to see you and Tracy showing your lovely selves 😊 Now you’re both looking right at me haha!
      I can see how Otis would make you want to cry. In my comment to Joan I mention why I did this post. Yes, he was a crooner – I might pull out a few more crooners when I have a mind to this. In my case, I associate his songs with times I’d prefer to forget but it doesn’t take away from his music. BTW – I found this in a post I once did:

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      1. Hey love!
        I actually see his family from time to time so his memory is still very much alive around these parts.
        I will check out that link in a few, I know it’s going to be good 🙂

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  3. “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” has a special place in my heart: it was the first song that I can remember hearing. Otis was one of my mother’s favorites, and I think through the playing of his greatest hits album that she had, he became one of mine through osmosis (or repeated listening). Though I came to his music after his passing, he remains to this day one of my favorite artists.

    Thanks for sharing with us, Chevvy!

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    1. I love “listening” to you talking about your mother’s influence on your music tastes. I can only complement her. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to have that influence on my children though my music has looped throughout their lives. I guess it’s a rare thing. I recall Dock of the bay more but this one is special and very nostalgic too.
      I hope you are enjoying the games.😀

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