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"The Otis Redding I Knew", by Steve Cropper

Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, June 1968

MY ORIGINAL feeling for Otis wound up to be my final feeling for Otis. He was a pure man. Anything you say about him has to be good. He was a good person. He always got along well with the people around him. As far as I know he didn't have any enemies. He never irritated people. He always thought about the other person and he was nice to be around. He was just a nice all-around guy and it showed up in his records and his work. When Otis came in to work, he turned everybody on. He put so much into it.

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