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.