Album of the Day
One of the true giants of 1960s soul music, Otis Redding worked his way up as a performer and driver with several Southern R&B bands before getting his big break in 1962 singing at a Stax recording session. The iconic imprint celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, and Rhino marks the occasion with curated collections from several legendary artists including Redding, whose body of work helped transform Stax from a small Memphis-based record label into a musical institution. STAX CLASSICS: OTIS REDDING distills his incredible discography down to a dozen bona fide soul classics like “Try A Little Tenderness,” “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)” and “Respect,” which was later immortalized by Aretha Franklin. Naturally, the collection also includes “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay,” a posthumous release that topped both the R&B and pop charts.