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Otis Redding: Otis New Hit His Greatest Tribute

Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 2 March 1968

DURING HIS all-too-brief lifetime, Otis Redding was respected by the world of music — and virtually ignored in his own home town of Macon, Georgia. Macon — you'll find a line about it in Elvis Presley's 'Guitar Man' — is a city in the deep South that minds its own business, where prejudice dies hard, and where some negroes have come to accept that the white man is boss.

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