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  1. Otis Redding stated many times that he considered Sam Cooke to be his "role model".


  1. In my opinion if Sam Cooke had lived we would have seen him perform at the Monterey Pop festival in 1967 and NOT Otis Redding.


  1. One night they were in town when Otis Redding (R) was in town preforming at The Apollo.


  1. Her next single, " Respect ", written and originally recorded by Otis Redding, firmly launched Franklin on the road to superstardom.


  1. Clyde is best known as the ORIGINAL FUNKY DRUMMER. His recording history includes Otis Redding and Prince.


  1. Instead of saluting Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, or Otis Redding, he focuses on less familiar names, giving each their due.
  2. Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and Al Green, all of whom are echoed here, are originals and innovators, and had better written songs to work with. (Web site)


  1. The Get Down draws from a wealth of original material as well as interpretations of tunes by the likes of John Coltrane, Otis Redding, and Outkast. (Web site)


  1. Influenced by Otis Redding and Laura Nyro, he was inspired to start a band in high school called Night Child with singer and guitarist Debra Walls. (Web site)


  1. Payne comes across somewhere between Otis Redding and Al Green but definitely has his own style.
  2. Payne can sing aching soul ballads with the conviction of Otis Redding while at other times his gritty vocals bring to mind Wilson Pickett.

Jimi Hendrix

  1. Jenkins worked with Otis Redding in the early '60s and influenced Jimi Hendrix through his acrobatic style.

Sly Stone

  1. The catalyst for many great soul stylists, from Sly Stone to Otis Redding, it also provided an early lesson in dynamics for the young Michael Jackson. (Web site)


  1. In 1981, they re-recorded many hits along with Sam Cooke and Otis Redding covers for LPs titled "Soul Study Vol. (Web site)


  1. If you've ever enjoyed records from Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Allman Bros., and the Beatles, then you will inevitably love the sounds of Davin McCoy.
  2. Mendes was known for doing covers: from the Beatles to Otis Redding to Joni Mitchell and beyond, he adapted his Brazilian styles to these tunes.
  3. The Beatles were in awe of Cropper's playing and his production on Otis Redding records. (Web site)


  1. He was managing a lot of R&B acts like Otis Redding and wanted to have his own Memphis type recording conglomerate in Macon. (Web site)


  1. He was, for a time, their best-selling artist, outselling such stars as Otis Redding and Sam & Dave.

Rolling Stones

  1. KEN, I totally agree that acts like the Rolling Stones, The Who, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin were all amazing talents and worthy of the R&R Hall.

Bob Dylan

  1. In addition to the explicit reference of the title, the song alludes to Otis Redding, Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello.

Donny Hathaway

  1. But he was able to listen to secular soul music and funk and was particularly inspired by Bobby Womack, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and Donny Hathaway.


  1. The group was discovered by Otis Redding, whom acted as their manager and the Epsilons later toured with until his death in 1967.
  2. But the label fell on dark days, and personal disasters such as the death of Otis Redding have added a great tragedy to the Stax story. (Web site)


  1. Like Jaimoe, the drummer, used to play with Otis Redding and a lot of rhythm and blues band.

December 1967

  1. The label had lost its largest star, Otis Redding, in a plane crash in December 1967. (Web site)

John Whitehead

  1. Mr. McFadden and John Whitehead formed a group called the Epsilons in their youth and toured with Otis Redding in the 1960's. (Web site)

Albert King

  1. I was the producer with Otis Redding and Eddie Floyd and somebody else had Carla Thomas and I think Al had the Mad Lads and Albert King. (Web site)

Solomon Burke

  1. There he had the opportunity to play in the same venue as legends like Clarence Carter, Joe Tex, Eddie Floyd, Dee Clark, Solomon Burke, and Otis Redding. (Web site)
  2. One of the greatest soul artists of all time, Solomon Burke appears here covering another, that being Otis Redding.
  3. He's a singer cut from the same classic soul cloth that cloaked Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding and Solomon Burke.

Stax Records

  1. A self-taught musician, he was hired in 1964 by Stax Records of Memphis as a backup pianist, working as a session musician for Otis Redding and others.
  2. And much of the time, the singer recalls an era in which Otis Redding, Al Green, Tyrone Davis, Eddie Floyd, and Stax Records reigned supreme. (Web site)

Wilson Pickett

  1. Their impeccable grooves can be heard on classic hits by Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Carla Thomas, Albert King, Sam & Dave and numerous others.
  2. In junior high and high school, I got into Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and then Motown came out amid all that.
  3. If you like Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, BB king etc this will become your favorite LP in no time.


  1. Prior to 1970, Donna Jean Godchaux had worked as a back-up singer in Muscle Shoals, appearing on songs by Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding. (Web site)


  1. I was listening to a lot of Otis Redding when I wrote that song, so hopefully some of that vibe comes through.
  2. Their debut album entitled simply "Three Dog Night" produced the hits "Nobody","Try A Little Tenderness" (a song originally sung by Otis Redding) and "One". (Web site)
  3. Otis Redding liked the song so much that he covered it, killing any chance of Wright's version hitting.

Ray Charles

  1. So, too, did Ray Charles and Otis Redding, although Blackwell was disappointed that few black artists ever had hits with his compositions. (Web site)


  1. He has recorded with a who's who of artists, including Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand.
  2. Buddy Guy's latest, Bring 'Em In, due September 20th, features the blues great's renditions of well-worn hits by artists from Bob Dylan to Otis Redding.
  3. They began as a favorite soul studio sessions group backing major artists at Stax Records, chosen in 1967 by Otis Redding to play as his touring backup band. (Web site)


  1. Even better, they offer the sight of such artists as Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Booker T. & the MGs, and the Staple Singers in action. (Web site)
  2. The museum stands on the site that was home to the record label that launched the careers of Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding and Booker T. and the MGs.
  3. Hayes got his start as a session musician and songwriter at soul mainstay Stax, the Memphis label that was home to Otis Redding and Booker T. & the MGs.

Stevie Wonder

  1. I do take it as a compliment because some of my favorite singers are black: Stevie Wonder and Otis Redding, Terence Trent D' Arby, Donny Hathaway.


  1. His voice and music have been compared to Otis Redding, Prince and Sly & the Family Stone, among others. (Web site)
  2. Her music is reminiscent of soul artists like Gladys Knight and Otis Redding.

Isaac Hayes

  1. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Whalum was deeply influenced by Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes and other Memphis soul maestros, as well as by gospel music.
  2. The group is the first newly signed artist to release an album on Stax, best known for hits by Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding and others.

Soul Singer

  1. Download sample of Otis Redding 's "Mr. Pitiful", one of the most well-remembered songs from the soul singer.

Curtis Mayfield

  1. She also toured extensively, sharing bills with the likes of Ray Charles, Jackie Wilson, Otis Redding, and Curtis Mayfield.

Marvin Gaye

  1. At his best, his style combined the urgency of Otis Redding with the simmering sexiness of Marvin Gaye and Al Green.
  2. His musical idols included the legendary voices of Ray Charles, Sam Cook, Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye, good company for a budding vocalist.

James Brown

  1. I'm speaking of music by Otis Redding, James Brown and Booker T. and The MG's and plenty of Elvis. (Web site)
  2. Ben E. King, Otis Redding, James Brown and Al Green tracks are all made over by the singer on his new record Soul. (Web site)
  3. I started singing when I was about seven, and all my influences were soul singers: Otis Redding, James Brown, the Four Tops, the Temptations. (Web site)

Little Richard

  1. You may not know his name, but the influential Hamp Swain helped launch the careers of James Brown, Little Richard and Otis Redding.
  2. Macon is where he helped Little Richard (also from Macon), Otis Redding (ALSO from Macon) and James Brown launch their careers.

Aretha Franklin

  1. In my opinion his music from the sixties and early seventies is better than that of Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin or any other southern soul man or woman. (Web site)
  2. By recording at FAME, Isbell follows a long list of dignitaries including Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, and Wilson Pickett.
  3. You can feel the influence of Etta James and Janis Joplin, the blues of Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, and the soul of Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin.

Sam Cooke

  1. John Legend has been called an heir apparent to the greats -- Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding -- and for once, the comparisons are worthy. (Web site)
  2. Gary remembers a childhood heavily influenced by soul music: he grew up listening to greats like Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Percy Sledge, and Lenny Williams. (Web site)
  3. A glance at the track list, which includes soul classics by Sam Cooke, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, and Otis Redding, confirms the supposition.

Otis Redding

  1. He began listening to R&B music and imitating the voices of yesterday's greats like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson, and Otis Redding.
  2. As rich and varied as the artists who made it, the soul-and-funk movement produced such diverse stars as Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield and Otis Redding. (Web site)
  3. Little Richard (who was the inspiration for Otis Redding), Fats Domino and James Brown originally called themselves rock and roll performers.


  1. Music > Composers > Songwriters > Sam Cooke
  2. Music > Gospel Music > Gospel Singers > Aretha Franklin
  3. Culture > Arts > Music > Little Richard
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