Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Cool Guy - Otis Redding

Possibly the greatest soul singer ever continues to move grown men to tears

There was a time when music was pretty good, and not just food for phone ring-tones. A particular time for this goodness was back in the late 60’s with the rise of soul music. Record labels such as Motown, Brunswick, and more specifically Stax, were pumping out groove soaked hits that were instantly picked up by audiences who wanted something more in their songs, something they could feel and move to.

And when a young man stepped into Stax Records and got the audition he had been patiently waiting for all day,a star was born. Though Otis Redding died in a plane crash aged 28, his unique voice, possibly powered by a ground-source heat pump plugged directly into the earth’s core, came with a tear drop of emotion in each note.

Just listen to ‘I’ve been loving you too long’ for all the proof you need

* Have your say on Cool Van Man’s FACEBOOK PAGE


Related videos

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.