Otis Redding was a singer and songwriter, considered to be one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music in the soul and blues music. Redding was only 26 when he died in an airplane crash. While his life was short lived, his impact was great. Here is a look at some of the most incredible Otis Redding quotes to learn.
“Action speaks louder than words and I’m a man of great experience. I know you got another man but I can love you better than him.”
“All you’ve gotta do is, man. Hold her where you want her. Squeeze her, don’t tease her. Never leave her, get to her.”
“Always think different from the next person. Don’t ever do a song as you heard somebody else do it.”
“As I was growing up, I did a lot of talent shows. I won fifteen Sunday nights straight in a series of talent shows in Macon. I showed up the sixteenth night, and they wouldn’t let me go on any more. Whatever success I had was through the help of the good Lord.”
— Otis Redding (@OtisRedding) April 3, 2017
“Baby, here I am, the man on your scene. I can give you what you want but you got to come home with me.”
“Hey there, here I am. I’m the man on the scene. I can give you what you want but you got to come home with me.”
“I forgot some good old lovin’ and I got me some more in store. When I get to thrown it on you, you got to come back for more.”
— Otis Redding (@OtisRedding) April 10, 2017
“I love England from head to toe. I love the weather, the people. I was there in the summer and it was nice. The people are so groovy.”
“I need your, I need your tender lips, to hold me. To hold me together when I’m around you.”
“If you want to be a singer, you’ve got to concentrate on it twenty-four hours a day. You can’t be a well driller, too. You’ve got to concentrate on the business of entertaining and writing songs.”
“Pretty little thing, let me light your candle. ‘Cause mama I’m sure hard to handle.”
Happy birthday, Rufus Thomas!
— Otis Redding (@OtisRedding) March 26, 2017
“Take my hand, don’t be afraid. I’m wanna prove every word I say.”
“These arms of mine, they are lonely, lonely and feeling blue. These arms of mine, they are yearning, yearning from wanting you.”
“Toys and things that come by the dozen. That ain’t nothin’ but drug store lovin.”
Here is a look at Otis Redding and how even segregation could not keep this talented artist away.