I’m jammin’ to Otis Redding today. He was a humanitarian who carried the opinion that music was intended as a universal force. Something that could bring races and cultures together. In my opinion, this was a real soul man. I can listen to his voice for hours and hours and never get tired. I mean, he was twenty-six when he was killed in a plane crash on December 10th, 1967. Twenty-six … imagine what he was capable of if he had just stayed on this earth longer.
On another note, today is my cat Otis’ birthday. He’s nine years old making it eight years and eight months that he’s been my fur-son. I named him after Otis Redding, it’s true. Their personalities are similar. Both love singing, are shy, and sensitive. I think cat-Otis feels a special connection to person-Otis. At least I hope he does. I can tell he enjoys his music on a warm summer day. Just like I do.
It’s too bad this recording doesn’t come with video. It does have the best quality sound for this song I could find though.