Late Soul Singer: Otis Redding
By using the Otis Redding sample in their latest hit Otis, Jay-Z and Kanye West have inspired young music fans to take an interest in the career of the late soul singer. A few artists have come together to take part in an event that showcases Otis Redding’s career. This group includes Musiq Soulchild, Timothy Bloom, violinist Ken Ford and the legendary guitarist Steve Cropper.
The event titled An Evening of Respect, will take place on September 4th in Otis’ hometown of Macon, GA. “The Big O Youth Educational Dream Foundation was founded to fulfill Otis’ dream to enrich the lives of young people by inspiring them to continue their education through the many programs that we support,” said Otis’ widow Zelma Redding. “This is our fourth An Evening Of Respect and we are excited to be celebrating Otis’ 70th birthday in the city he loved. We are honored to share this very special An Evening Of Respect with Stax Records, Atlantic Records and Steve Cropper.”
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