Archive | Dec 13, 2018

Certain Songs #1399: Otis Redding – “Pain in My Heart”

Album: Pain in My Heart
Year: 1964

It seems hard to imagine, but Otis Redding was only a recording artist for a few years — roughly the same amount as Kurt Cobain or Jimi Hendrix — before he was cruelly taken away from the world in a plane crash.

But in those few years, I think that he left a legacy that was as important as any in American popular music: a gritty rendering of soul music that he was just beginning to expand when he died.