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Otis Redding R.I.P.

uncredited writer, Soul Music Monthly, 1968

THE IRONY of Otis Redding was his personal ambition — to fill the gap left in the soul world by the shooting in 1964 of Sam Cooke. In an all-too-short career he achieved that ambition — and achieved it so decisively that in the last four years no one has filled the even larger gap left by his own death.

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