Otis Ray Redding, Jr. (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) American soul singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger, & talent scout. I was 12 years old when Otis died in 1967 & I can still remember the details. I was crushed because I idolized (and still do) Otis. His songs are too numerous to begin to single out, & each one sets a soul standard to which all others aspire. His album, "King & Queen" with Carla Thomas, is one of the all-time best soul albums, from the first track to the…

Otis Ray Redding, Jr. (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) American soul singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger, & talent scout. I was 12 years old when Otis died in 1967 & I can still remember the details. I was crushed because I idolized (and still do) Otis. His songs are too numerous to begin to single out, & each one sets a soul standard to which all others aspire. His album, "King & Queen" with Carla Thomas, is one of the all-time best soul albums, from the first track to the…

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