Otis Ray Redding, Jr. (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) was an American soul singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger, and talent scout. He is considered one of the major figures in soul music and rhythm and blues (R), and one of the greatest singers in popular music. His open-throated singing was an influence on other soul singers of the 1960s, and he helped to craft the lean and powerful style of R that formed the basis of the Stax Sound. After appearing at the 1967 Monterey Pop

Redding I'm young, so this is up and coming. Otis Redding is kind of a new obsession of mine.

Iconic soul singer Otis Redding waiting backstage at Hunter College in New York City in January 1967. Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Corbis.

Iconic soul singer Otis Redding waiting backstage at Hunter College in New York City in January Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Corbis.

Lalah Hathaway ~ Referred to as the First Daughter of Soul, Is a contemporary RB and jazz singer. She is the daughter of soul singer Donny Hathaway and a classically trained vocalist. In 1990, Lalah Hathaway released a self-titled album. The album's first single was "Heaven Knows", produced by Derek Bramble. The follow-up single was "Baby Don't Cry" produced by Angela Winbush.

Lalah Hathaway, referred to as the First Daughter of Soul, is a contemporary R&B and jazz singer. The daughter of soul singer, Donny Hathaway, she is a classically trained vocalist.

60's music icon, Dusty Springfield.  British Soul Singer ---  Amazing Voice. Genius sound. It was in the late 1980s that the fact she was GAY was revealed. Last thinG i heard was a collaboration with the PET SHOP BOYS.

It was in the late that the fact she was GAY was revealed. Last thinG i heard was a collaboration with the PET SHOP BOYS.

Donny Hathaway, American soul singer, died on this day in 1979...

Donny Hathaway, American soul singer, died on this day in 1979 from a 15 story fall, subsequently ruled a suicide…

Joss Stone - a hit at the age of 15. LOVE her voice. She continues to keep soul alive.

Joss Stone - British soul singer, songwriter and actress - Son of a Preacher Man…

We lost another music legend! R.I.P Bobby Womack Dead: Soul Singer Dies at 70 | Music News | Rolling Stone

Soul Legend Bobby Womack Dead at 70

RIP-Soul Legend Bobby Womack Dead at 70 Veteran singer had numerous hits, yet suffered multiple health issues throughout seven-decade career

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