Thursday, December 16 2010
Successful live albums are challenging things, judged by their ability to adequately portray the power of a performance. 2010 proved that even a strong crop of carefully staged and recorded recent shows could still be overshadowed by legendary sets of the past.
Thursday, January 24 2008
The last few years have seen some mind-blowing DVD repackaging of a wide variety of musically projects. 2007 is the best yet.
Thursday, August 1 2013
This sprawling new box featuring every A- and B-side Redding produced is a must for any fan of soul music and a reminder that the singer was truly one of the greatest treasures American popular music has ever produced.
Thursday, March 7 2013
A new compilation of Otis' work focuses on the pain and sorrow behind the legendary voice.
Monday, February 23 2009
If Sam Cooke’s style is defined by a sort of grace and smoothness, Otis Redding’s feels more like that of a great force held in check, threatening to break loose.
Thursday, September 25 2008
Commercially issued in their entirety for the first time, these live sets from March 1967 show Redding and Booker T. & the MGs at their incendiary best.
Thursday, May 1 2008
Essential listening for anyone interested in the artistic and emotional depth of American popular music, Redding’s Otis Blue is nothing short of spectacular.
Thursday, December 8 2011
What you want you, well you got it and what you need, baby you got it, all I'm asking for is a little Counterbalance when I come home. This week at number 61, a 1965 classic from a legend of soul.