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June 14, 2018

BMI was proud to participate, last week, in The Otis Redding Foundation’s philanthropic initiative, The Otis Music Camp, an annual, two-week program in Macon, GA, that hosts high level music

June 13, 2018

Watch, share, sing along. Otis’ classic tune “Hard to Handle” has a brand new lyric video.   Grab your copy of Dock of the Bay Sessions at the Otis Redding

June 13, 2018

On the new season of America’s Got Talent, 13-year-old Courtney Hadwin won over the audience, the judges, and fans of Otis Redding everywhere with her unbelievable rendition of the King

June 12, 2018

The 50th anniversary celebration of “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” continued last night as Steve Cropper and Benjamin Booker visited the Conan O’brien show to perform a show-stopping rendition

June 4, 2018

In 1967, Otis Redding was riding an artistic and commercial high. His show-stopping performance at the Monterey Pop Festival – backed by Booker T. & the MG’s – defined him

May 18, 2018

The celebration of the 50th anniversary of “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” continues with the release of the Dock of the Bay Sessions, available now. DOCK OF THE

March 17, 2018

Steve Cropper remembers Otis calling him and saying…”I’ve got a hit.” Watch below for the full story. Stream now: https://lnk.to/SOTDOTBStr Pre-order your copy of Dock of the Bay Sessions today.

March 13, 2018

The Last Recordings Of Otis Redding, The King Of Soul™ New Collection Showcases Redding’s Songwriting Evolution in ‘67  “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” Celebrates 50th Anniversary And Hit

February 13, 2018

The state of Georgia has declared February 15, 2018 “Otis Redding Day!” This honor recognizes Otis’ incredible legacy as a musician and humanitarian. Fifty years after his passing, the legacy

January 31, 2018

Anaheim, CA, January 30, 2018 ––The sixth annual She Rocks Awards rocked the House of Blues Anaheim on January 26, 2018. Hosted by the Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN),

January 29, 2018

Stax Records, along with Craft Recordings  ̶  the Catalog Division of Concord Music  ̶  are thrilled to announce a GRAMMY® win for Best Album Notes, awarded to Los Angeles-based journalist

An all-star lineup sings "Dock of the Bay" at the 2018 Evening of Respect
January 27, 2018

On Thursday at Harlem’s revered Apollo Theater in New York, more than a dozen music legends, rising stars and offspring of an R&B icon performed in one of the most

January 23, 2018

By Gavin Edwards Only a handful of performers have reached No. 1 with a single after their deaths, including John Lennon, Janis Joplin and the Notorious B.I.G. But the first

Ledisi joins the lineup for the 2018 Evening of Respect
January 22, 2018

The latest addition to the outstanding lineup for the 2018 Evening of Respect is none other than Ledisi. The Grammy-nominated R&B songstress joins Stax legends Booker T. Jones and Steve

The 2018 Evening of Respect is January 25, 2018 at the Apollo Theater in NYC
January 15, 2018

We are excited to announce that soul legend, Booker T. Jones, will be performing at An Evening of Respect: Celebrating Otis Redding & 50 Years of “(Sittin’ On) The Dock

Otis Redding "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" 50th Anniversary 7" b/w "Sweet Lorene
January 8, 2018

Listen to NPR’s feature about Otis Redding’s seminal hit, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” which was released on January 8, 1968. Hear the story behind the song. https://www.npr.org/2018/01/08/576413464/the-story-of-how-otis-reddings-dock-of-the-bay-got-released

Otis Redding An Evening of Respect January 25 at the Apollo
January 8, 2018

The 2018 An Evening of Respect will take place on January 25 at the Apollo Theater in New York City. On the 50th Anniversary of the release of “(Sittin’ On)

The 2018 Evening of Respect is January 25 at the Apollo Theater. Tickets on sale now.
December 20, 2017

As previously announced, the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York City, NY, will host the 2018 Evening of Respect. Whoopi Goldberg will host, and the Dap Kings will serve

Otis Redding at the Big O Ranch
December 10, 2017

The Redding Family will be joining the world on December 10, 2017 in remembering Otis Redding 50 years after he died tragically in a plane crash at the age of

December 8, 2017

Watch the clip here: https://www.cbsnews.com/videos/remembering-otis-reddings-biggest-hit-50-years-later/

December 1, 2017

Listen here! The Afterlife of Otis Redding

November 28, 2017

Lynell George wrote the album notes for Otis Redding: Live at the Whisky A GoGo – The Complete Recordings. Congratulations and good luck!  

Otis Redding "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" 50th Anniversary 7" b/w "Sweet Lorene
November 22, 2017

Rhino Will Reissue Redding’s Timeless Classic As A 7-inch Single On Gold Vinyl To Celebrate The Song’s 50th Anniversary In 2018 Available On January 9, One Day After The Song’s

Otis Redding "An Evening of Respect" January 25, 2018 at the Apollo Theater
November 21, 2017

The Otis Redding Foundation is pleased to announce An Evening of Respect: Celebrating Otis Redding & 50 Years of “(Sittin On) The Dock Of The Bay” on Thursday, January 25th at

Otis Redding The Definitive LP Box Set on sale now
October 23, 2017

Seven-LP Collection Features Original Mono Mixes For All Of The Singer’s Studio Albums, Including Essentials Soul Hits Like “Pain In My Heart,” “Tramp,” And “Respect” “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of

Otis Redding Live In Europe on red vinyl for Record Store Day
October 18, 2017

Rhino Entertainment and the Estate of Otis Redding are releasing a 50th anniversary edition of “Live in Europe” for Record Store Day Black Friday 2017.50th Anniversary edition of Live In

Otis Redding live at Monterey Pop Festival. Photo by Elaine Mayes.
September 19, 2017

Read the full article in Pitchfork.   Throughout “Twin Peaks: The Return,” moody and unpredictable music was used to accentuate the show’s fractured timelines, inimitable characters, and countless moments of head-scratching multiplicity—matching them

Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life by Jonathan Gould is available now
August 3, 2017

Read the full review here. Redding’s life story was barely known at the time of his death. Rock journalism hadn’t truly taken off; Redding’s only substantial print interview ran in

Otis Redding live at Monterey Pop Festival. Photo by Elaine Mayes.
June 21, 2017

Read the article at Rolling Stone.  Of the now-legendary performances at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival in 1967, perhaps none carried the social weight of Otis Redding’s. In a

Otis Redding An Unfinished Life by Jonathan Gould is now available
June 4, 2017

Read the whole review here. Buy your copy of the book here. By Alan Light There have been several previous attempts to tell Redding’s story (most recently, Mark Ribowsky’s 2015

Otis Redding Music Camp Alumni 2017 photo by Gracen Strong
May 25, 2017

Read the original article in the Telegraph here. This year marks another big anniversary for Otis Redding. Sure, we had a huge party last September for the King of Soul’s

Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life by Jonathan Gould is available now
May 13, 2017

Read the full review of Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life at NPR.  Get your copy of the book here. This year marks 50 years since Otis Redding died. He’d ignited the

Otis Redding's sons, Dexter and Otis III, perform at the 2016 Evening of Respect in Macon, GA
April 21, 2017

Read the whole story here. This year’s Georgia on my Mind benefit is going to feature a bit of love for Otis! Otis’ sons Otis Redding III and Dexter Reddings

Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle" is on the soundtrack to feature film Going In Style
April 7, 2017

Going In Style, the new heist comedy released today featuring Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, and Michael Caine features Otis’ classic “Hard To Handle”! Check out the trailer below:

Otis Redding, The King of Soul
March 22, 2017

You know it, you love it, and no one can beat Otis’ version. Listen to Amy Walker’s history of the song, and why Otis’ version is so indelible! Read the

Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life by Jonathan Gould is available now
March 15, 2017

You may think you know the story of Otis Redding. But until now, everything you knew was incomplete. For the first time ever, Jonathan Gould has had the complete cooperation

Otis Redding The King of Soul I Photographs exhibit
February 14, 2017

As part of “Celebrating 75 Years of Otis Redding,” the Tubman Museum — in partnership with the Otis Redding Foundation — is hosting a very special exhibition that chronicles the

December 13, 2016

Click here to watch the full video! http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/sound-advice/2016/12/12/gift-guide-2016–top-gifts-for-music-fans.html

December 2, 2016

Read the original story here. MADISON, Wis. — A new mural honoring the legacy of musician Otis Redding has popped up in Madison. Henrique Nardi, a Brazilian-born Madison artist, led

November 19, 2016

Read the original article at Mother Jones. Otis Redding Live at the Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings Stax Complete and Unbelievable…The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul Rhino Concord

November 3, 2016

Read the review at Pitchfork.  “We’re hoping that this be one of the greatest albums that ever come out.” Otis Redding says these words just before launching into “Respect” on April

October 26, 2016

Read the original article at American Songwriter. Rating: 5 out of 5 stars The Otis Redding tributes to commemorate what would have been his 75thbirthday in 2016 continue with this

October 25, 2016

Two board members for DREAM Academy, the state-approved arts-integrated charter school, will receive Macon Arts Alliance’s Cultural Award. Karla Redding-Andrews (DREAM Academy Governing Board, Chair, and Otis Redding Foundation, Executive

October 25, 2016

Event: BLACK FRIDAY 2016 Release Date: 11/25/2016 Format: 2 x LP Label: Stax Records Quantity: 2250 Release type: RSD Exclusive Release Highlights from Otis Redding’s legendary 3-night stand at Hollywood’s

October 11, 2016

Otis Redding – Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings is due on October 21 through STAX / UMC. The comprehensive six-disc set collects in chronological order

October 3, 2016

By MIKE AYERS Oct 3, 2016 11:00 am ET In April 1966, Otis Redding spent a weekend at Los Angeles club Whisky a Go Go, playing seven sets over three

September 20, 2016

A raucous crowd joined The Otis Redding Foundation on September 11 at Macon’s historic City Auditorium in a grand finale for the weekend of events celebrating the King of Soul Otis

September 20, 2016

Stax Records will bring a little bit of soul to Los Angeles with a special listening party for the new Otis Redding box set, ‘Live at The Whisky A Go

September 7, 2016

Andra Day will join St. Paul and the Broken Bones, The Reddings, featuring Mark Lockett & Otis’ sons Dexter and Otis III, Chuck Leavell, Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, William Bell 

September 6, 2016

DREAM Academy Approved by the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia School Approved Unanimously at Wednesday’s Commission Meeting   DREAM Academy’s charter petition was unanimously approved Wednesday by the State

August 19, 2016

Celebrating 75 Years of Otis Redding: Weekend Events Wednesday, September 7: Macon Beer Company’s Macon Dreams Bottle Release Party at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 8: The Tubman Museum in partnership

August 5, 2016

COMPREHENSIVE SIX-CD COLLECTION CELEBRATES THE SOUL SINGER’S BARRIER-BREAKING 1966 PERFORMANCES ON THE SUNSET STRIP Los Angeles, CA – Stax Records, an imprint of Concord Bicycle Music, is pleased to announce

August 5, 2016

Hear the track at Rolling Stone. A little over a year before his death, Otis Redding brought his nine-piece band to the Sunset Strip’s famed Whisky a Go Go in

July 28, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Evening of Respect featuring a Reddings Reunion with Dexter Redding, Otis Redding III, & Mark Lockett, as well as musical performances by

May 11, 2016

Tickets On Sale This Saturday for “An Evening of Respect” Concert Featuring St Paul and the Broken Bones + Surprise Guests!   May 11, 2016 – Macon, GA – The

Goodbye Black Mamba
April 15, 2016

Nike’s latest commercial sends off basketball legend Kobe Bryant into retirement with a play on Otis’ “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”.  

April 4, 2016

September 9 will mark the 75th birthday of one of Macon’s, the state of Georgia’s, and the world’s, most favorite sons. In recognition of this historic occasion, the Redding Estate

March 21, 2016

Actress Olivia Wilde has made no secret of her love for Otis Redding. Her son with husband Jason Sudeikis is named Otis – after Otis Redding – and she’s been

March 1, 2016

The Georgia News Network has been producing a slew of great pieces for the Year of Georgia Music. Recently they visited the offices of the Otis Redding Foundation in Downtown

January 11, 2016

“Otis always liked to ad-lib at the end of songs, so I added in about 10 measures of instrumental background for him to do so. But when the time came,

January 6, 2016

“The King Of Soul documents Redding’s brassy yet earthy voice as it matures from a foghorn into a finely tuned vessel of intimacy, delicacy, and power—the kind that only wavered

January 4, 2016

“…But this isn’t just soul music — and it’s not another sad, listless love song, either. It’s rock ‘n’ roll at its very basic bones, even with piano and brass

December 25, 2015

Happy Holidays to all from the Otis Redding Team. Turn on “Soul Christmas” today, sit back, enjoy some nog, gather your friends, and let Otis fill your holiday with cheer.

December 23, 2015

“Of course Redding was a soul master; that much is apparent even on that first album, where he cruises through Sam Cooke’s ‘You Send Me,’ Little Richard’s ‘Lucille,’ and the

December 14, 2015

“As usual, Otis takes even the songs which aren’t his own and moulds them into his own inimitable style. The strife, tears and desperation are all there as the master

December 11, 2015

“Intensely emotional on record and on stage, Redding unhesitatingly bore witness to pain, exposed his own vulnerabilities, and expressed emotions at odds with conventional and emergent notions of black masculinity.”

December 8, 2015

  “Respect!: Otis Redding and the Revolution of Soul is Slated To Open January 22, 2016”   LOS ANGELES (December 8, 2015) — The GRAMMY Museum® will honor the life

December 7, 2015

“I was a great fan of his. I’ve got four of his albums, all of which I bought in the States before they were released here. When he was last

December 4, 2015

“It wasn’t written as a protest song, but it almost sounds like it could have been one during the civil rights struggles of the 1960s. It became an anthem of

December 2, 2015

  “When Otis was there, it was just a revitalization of the whole thing. You wanted to play with Otis. He brought out the best in you. If there was

November 24, 2015

  Our friends at Dapper Magazine recently sent us a feature by writer David Moreu about Otis Redding’s worldwide influence. We have translated it for you here, as well as

November 23, 2015

Otis Redding was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger and talent scout. He is considered one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music and a seminal

November 10, 2015

The Otis Redding version of “White Christmas” is currently featured in the TK Maxx “Neighbor” holiday ad. The promotion has been cited by Harper’s Bazaar as one of the best

September 30, 2015

“The mystery thickens!” Hello Fans! Peter Sahula, the photographer who took the photo on the cover of Otis Blue has gone through his archive and has confirmed that the mysterious

September 21, 2015

  “He would’ve just been in tears right now” Karla Redding-Andrews 13 WMAZ-TV   A tribute to music legend Otis Redding took place in Jones County, Georgia on Friday night.

September 19, 2015

  “Stax did not know how their fortunes would be changed by Otis Redding when he first walked through their doors in 1962, but then again, neither did he.”  

September 16, 2015

  Gray, GA – The Redding family and the Otis Redding Memorial Committee will unveil the permanent marker honoring the legendary soul singer’s ties to the city of Gray, Ga. and

September 15, 2015

“Otis was a storyteller through these songs. Otis Blue takes you on a journey of the ups and downs on certain songs, and through love and pain on others. The album will

August 17, 2015

  Recently, we at the Estate of Otis Redding, tried to find any record of the identity of the woman on the cover of Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul, which

August 11, 2015

  by Alexandra Pollard and Gaby Whitehill Aretha Franklin, ‘RESPECT’ – written by Otis Redding: This classic is the track Franklin is best known for – her signiature tuen. However,

July 30, 2015

Check out our quick wrap up video of the 2016 Otis Music Camp, showcasing some of the incredible campers, coaches and staff who help make this dream a reality!  

July 15, 2015

MACON, July 16, 2015—The Otis Redding Foundation was awarded a $10,000 grant from Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) today as part of its Partner

June 11, 2015

In the second episode for the current season of TVOne’s Unsung, the last of the two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees was profiled. This week, it was the

April 18, 2015

Otis Redding to celebrate Record Store Day with a 50th anniversary edition of ‘Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul’ double LP! This exclusive release will be available only through participating independent

February 10, 2015

Fifty years after the release of his debut album, Otis Redding remains one of the most soulful, evocative voices in popular music. His songs have been the soundtrack to true

August 20, 2014

On December 10th, music lovers around the world will commemorate the anniversary of the death of one of modern music’s most prolific entertainers, Mr. Otis Redding. Ranked #8 on Rolling

August 20, 2014

Available on CD and blue vinyl, packaging evokes the look and feel of a late ’60s Stax/Volt album that Redding might have released at the height of his career. LOS

August 20, 2014

A Documentary Film By Jeremy Marre for the BBC Stax Museum of American Soul Music: Monday, September 9, 2013 Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Two Screenings: 6 p.m. and 7:15

August 20, 2014

Rhino will pay some respect of its own to this legendary Artist during Black History Month, when it releases a new four-disc set showcasing Otis’ career. LOS ANGELES, Calif. —

August 20, 2014

  2014 Marks the 50th anniversary of the release of ‘Pain In My Heart’. LOS ANGELES, Calif. — To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Otis Redding’s debut album ‘PAIN IN

June 15, 2014

Producer, musician and recording artist OTIS REDDING III will be on hand to sign the larger-than-life Gibson Guitar that has been specially created for the legendary music boulevard in conjunction

July 22, 2013

  “Like all of the greatest singers, Otis Redding was utterly unique.” Jack Hamilton – The Atlantic   New singles collection highlights the staggering fact that one of the greatest

January 8, 2013

45 years ago, Stax Records released Otis Redding’s iconic song “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay.” The song was recorded just days before Redding’s death at age 26. Charlie

November 20, 2012

Official video for (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay. Featuring video clips and photos of Otis Redding in the prime of his musical career. The song was released posthumously

August 1, 2012

  Check it out! Samuel L. Jackson was seen sporting an Otis Redding t-shirt in 2012. Get your own Otis Redding t-shirt in our store!

December 9, 1967

Otis Redding and The Bar-Kays: "Respect" Live in Cleveland, Ohio – December 9th, 1967 from Scott Serota on Vimeo.

June 16, 1967

Monterey Pop Festival 1967

September 16, 1966

Otis Redding live at the Kingsway studio in 1966.

September 16, 1966

Otis Redding, Eric Burdon & Chris Farlowe Live performance on UK TV, London, September 16, 1966