When I first started buying records, Otis Blue was probably the third or fourth record I treated myself to. I got suckered in because I couldn't find it in any second hand stores at the time and wasn't fully clued up on crate digging (as most first time vinyl buyers are). It was a record I was obsessed with at the time, so I knew I really had to find it. I finally spotted it in Manchester (I think at Piccadilly Records) and got it straight away. I hadn't really checked it out and wasn't aware it was blue vinyl at the time, but I was pretty impressed by how good it sounded.
Otis Redding was the first soul singer I really connected with and is the man behind my love affair with soul. This is a really good selection of songs and includes some fantastic covers by Redding. He has one of those voices that grabs me and takes me on an emotional roller coaster, as cliché as that sounds.
Fun fact, Dylan went to Redding's gig at the Whisky-A-Go-Go and spoke to Otis after the show and said he really wanted him to record Dylan's "Just Like A Woman", unfortunately, Redding died before he ever got chance. Now that really would have been a cover I'd love to hear.
"I'm too sad to walk. Just give me a few...hours" 😞💙 @funko.love tagged me for #popswithtsums so i decided to go with Sadness because she's too freakin' cute, and also my favourite character from Inside Out ❤ @gabzilla_collectibles this tag is genius!! If you guys have Pops and Tsums, you should definitely give this tag a try, it's so much fun! 😋