Christmas Songs: “Merry Christmas, Baby,” Otis Redding, 1968 « This Black Sista's Page

A Christmas shout-out to the big O:

If he had lived, Otis Redding would have been 69 years old. To me, he–as well as Al Green–was the epitome of male soul: life-affirming and exuberant, and from a working man’s ethos and sweat. Redding had his feet on the ground–and you can say in the soil–of black Southern music.

via Christmas Songs: “Merry Christmas, Baby,” Otis Redding, 1968 « This Black Sista’s Page.


About russellwriter

Rob Russell is a dad, husband, writer, musician, educator, comic book reader, bad solderer, pop culture junky, trivia buff and student of everything cool and uncool. His favorite records are Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and, currently, The Best of Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years. His favorite comic books are Kurt Busiek's Astro City and Neil Gaiman's Sandman. His favorite literary novels are Gabrial Garcia Marquez's 100 Years of Solitude and William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. His favorite genre novels are John Scalzi's Red Shirts, M.R. Carrey's The Girl with All the Gifts, and Dan Simmons' Drood. His favorite movie is Goodfellas. His favorite hobby, besides everything, is writing about himself and his favorite things in the third person.

Posted on December 25, 2010, in Great Rockers, History, Holidays and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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