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Jonlion
06-16-2009, 12:31 AM
Bought this DVD on one of my favourite artists of all time, Otis Redding.

I remember listening to Sittin at the Dock of Bay when i was 10/11 and was hooked on him ever since.

I recall watching a programme of Top Ten Soul and it was presented by Smokey Robinson, with Otis at No.8 and it showed footage of him at the Monterey festival.

And the memory of this sharp suited blues and rhythm guy coming out with Booker T and the MG's and literally blowing this Hippie crowd away. For me, it is a stage prescence and charisma that only true superstars have and it had it in bucketfulls.

The great thing is that his voice carries such soul and the lyrics are Godly and heartfelt.

From what i can tell otis was clean living, devoted Husband as well.

Its a superb DVD if any of you are fans its will worth getting.

Whats terribly sad is that he died at 27 years of age, and it is perhaps a scary thought to think of the amazing music that he may of produced.

J.B.
06-16-2009, 12:40 AM
Otis is awesome!

:cool:

Jonlion
06-16-2009, 12:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBiUFhYMu2s&feature=related

This is footage from the Monterey Festival where he smashes it!

I just don't think music produces these kinda people now.

J.B.
06-16-2009, 01:11 AM
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I just don't think music produces these kinda people now.

Oh, it does my brother, oh it does! :)

You just gotta know where to look. :wink:

The industry has become just that, an industry. With that change, a lot of the soul has been sucked out of the popular music. However, it's still there. Wherever you are in this world, I am sure there is a great musician nobody has heard of, inspired by their soul, and powered by God given talent.

Go out and listen to a local performer, somebody who has not been corrupted by the machine. You will find the real HEART and SOUL of music in there. :cool:

Jonlion
06-16-2009, 01:14 AM
Oh, it does my brother, oh it does! :)

You just gotta know where to look. :wink:

The industry has become just that, an industry. With that change, a lot of the soul has been sucked out of the popular music. However, it's still there. Wherever you are in this world, I am sure there is a great musician nobody has heard of, inspired by their soul, and powered by God given talent.

Go out and listen to a local performer, somebody who has not been corrupted by the machine. You will find the real HEART and SOUL of music in there. :cool:


i hear ya, well its a shame the way industry controls today. Im packing now for America and i am really looking forward to Austin and seeing the Live music there!

J.B.
06-16-2009, 01:34 AM
i hear ya, well its a shame the way industry controls today. Im packing now for America and i am really looking forward to Austin and seeing the Live music there!

Well, see, there ya go my friend! :)

Austin Texas is a GREAT place for GOOD music!

Josh
06-18-2009, 03:40 AM
He was great. I just realized I don't own any of his CDs. I better buy a couple.