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The Essential Memphis Library: Otis Redding’s ‘Otis Blue’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 23, 2020 6:18 AM CT | Published: April 23, 2020 4:00 AM CT

From Sam Cooke to Motown, blues to the British Invasion to his own classic songwriting, Otis Redding’s groundbreaking 1965 album turned everything it touched into one man’s soulful sound. 


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Chris Herrington

Chris Herrington covers the Memphis Grizzlies and writes about Memphis culture, food, and civic life. He lives in the Vollintine-Evergreen neighborhood of Midtown with his wife, two kids, and two dogs.


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