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Two Thousand Miles I Roamed: Otis Redding's 'Dock of the Bay Sessions'

Twelve previously released tracks from Otis Redding's final recording sessions hang together beautifully as a posthumous masterpiece.

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Love & the Zealous - "Dock of the Bay" (video) (premiere)

The Texas band pulls off an inspired cover of Otis Redding's classic.

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Ten Great Cover Singers

Though this may be the time of year when cloying pop covers of Christmas songs are picked up from far too many supermarket checkout lines, let it not sour you on all covers completely. The ten artists listed herein are laudable exemplars of how to make the cover version an artform all its own.

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From The Basement: An Interview With Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Bassist Jake Portrait of Unknown Mortal Orchestra has a unique take on this much-beloved band, and takes PopMatters through the band's love of music's past, UMO's future, and the challenge of covering Otis Redding.

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Otis Redding: Lonely & Blue: The Deepest Soul Of Otis Redding

A new compilation of Otis' work focuses on the pain and sorrow behind the legendary voice.

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Counterbalance No. 61: 'Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul'

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.

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Good Grief: Pop, Dialogue and Detroit Natives

Indeed, a people who feel unloved are capable of anything. A people who feel loved are capable of everything.

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"Zoom, I wish the world were truly happy": Barack and the blues

In Grant park on the night of America’s victory in November 2008, Barack opened with: "It's been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this date in this election at this defining moment, change has come to America." It is my sincere hope that readers don’t miss that. Barack has a deep and personal understanding of this unique and complex American history. A cool, smooth, blues man has come to lead the nation.

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Otis Redding: Respect Live 1967

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.

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Otis Redding: Live in London and Paris

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.

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Otis Redding: Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul

Essential listening for anyone interested in the artistic and emotional depth of American popular music, Redding’s Otis Blue is nothing short of spectacular.

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A Blues for Otis: The Life and Legacy of a Soul Legend

Though all too often overshadowed by those who came after him, the 40th anniversary of his death affords us a moment to pause and reconsider the all-too-brief life and enduring legacy of soul pioneer Otis Redding.

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Otis Redding: Dreams To Remember [DVD]

Dreams to Remember: The Legacy of Otis Redding adds a personal, heartwarming touch to what is now oft' told musical lore.

Matthew A. Stern
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Soulsville (2003)

Director Bob Sarles has an aficionado's affection for these musicians, and he lets them speak and sing and play for themselves.

Jonathan Kiefer
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