As a new four-disc box set arrives in stores via Epic/Legacy, the drummer recalls the band’s early days and ponders the likelihood of the original lineup reuniting.
With a cover that looks like it came straight from the 1960s, “Lonely & Blue: The Deepest Soul of Otis Redding” puts the spotlight on the soul man’s slow songs.
Goldmine Magazine, home of the world’s largest music collectibles marketplace, announces its ninth group of inductees in its recently established Hall of Fame
Otis Redding’s “Live On The Sunset Strip,” culled from three full sets of his Whisky A Go Go shows in 1966, is a definitive live statement from Redding and songs are sequenced exactly as they went down.
The death of Otis Redding in that tragic plane crash near Madison, Wis., almost 40 years ago came as a shock to everybody, except, perhaps, Otis himself.
“One time when we were recording, Otis Redding stuck his head in the studio and said, ‘My God, you guys really are white!’ recalls ex-Rascals leader Felix Cavaliere, with a huge self-satisfied laugh.
In 2004, Rodgers was invited to close the first Annual U.K. Music Hall of Fame Awards show with “All Right Now.” Having just played the song on “The Strat Pack” DVD, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster, with Brian May, Rodgers called May to see about performing the song again at the awards show.
Doesn’t it seem like this collaboration of old soul-music hounds — one the voice of blue-eyed, ’60s pop and the other a premier architect of organic, Southern-fried R&B — should have happened years ago?
From Johnny Cash and Faron Young to Diana Ross and Duane Allman, vaults offer up diverse gems.