Monday, September 9, 2019

Otis Redding Performs "Respect" on December 9, 1967

 This was recorded in Cleveland a day before the plane crash that took Otis' life, along with members of his band The Bar-Kays. The surviving members of the band went on to have a fairly respectable recording career with the '70s version of Stax Records. Note, he borrows from Aretha Franklin's definitive cover. "That little girl just stole my song," said Otis the first time he heard Aretha sing it. The man knew.

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