#4 R&B , #35 Pop
Otis created the song “Respect” as he recorded it for what was his third LP “Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul”. This was just one of the many hits on this classic 1965 set that went #1 R&B the year of release and reached #75 on the Billboard Top 200 in 1966.
This month is all about Stax — Great Wax from Stax! But Stax music, like Motown music, became a part of the music culture and I would be remiss if I did not mention, as you all know, that Aretha went on to cover this song and it would become one of her trademark cuts.
#1 R&B, #1 Pop
Turnabout is fair play and the smash “Otis Blue” set includes the cover Otis made of The Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction,” which became one of Redding’s trademark performances as well. Check out this awesome live performance on the OSML sister blog EOINA.
You may read a bit more about Aretha’s cover version in this earlier post here at OSML and listen to Aretha”s Studio version.
Now which performer do you think rocked “Respect” the best in the Sixties? Share your thoughts in a comment below.
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