Monday, June 22, 2009

Otis Redding - "That's How Strong My Love Is"

Maybe it sounds cliche, like something your folks might say, but damn. Nobody makes songs like this anymore. I mean yeah, we have our Amy Winehouses and John Legends doing their thing on the soul tip, but there's nothing quite like the feeling you get listening to some classic Southern soul. Otis of course, was the legendary voice at the forefront of Stax Records whose life was tragically cut short in a plane crash in December of 1967. Still, in the six short years following the release of his first single, Otis Redding cemented his status as one of the most influential singers in popular music, leaving us with classics such as "These Arms of Mine", "Respect" and of course "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay". "That's How Strong My Love Is" was a hit for labelmate O.V. Wright before being covered by the King of Soul himself in 1965.


1 comment:

  1. how did yu get the music player here on this post...ive been tryna get this for awhile