On July 8, 1965, Otis Redding was a young soul singer of modest renown, less than three months removed from releasing his first Top 10 r&b hit single. By July 10, he had become something else entirely: It took only 24 hours to lay down 10 of the 11 songs that would make up Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul. It's a hell of a record, the crowning achievement of a man who could sound pained and celebratory and tender and gritty and proud all at once. Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul, arguably the 1960s' greatest studio-recorded soul LP. It`s your Spindale Cycle, Tonight, beginning at 8 pm on WNCW
Monday, Sept 10 at 8 pm : Otis Redding - "Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul"
By Scotty Robertson • Sep 10, 2012