Friday, July 22, 2011

Otis Redding - Diggin In The Crates

Thanks to Kanye And Jay-Z and their new "Otis" record (built around the samples from Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness"), Otis Redding's music is a hot commodity all over again. It's been a while since I posted a new "Diggin in the Crates" post so here you go:

Otis Redding - The Very Best of Otis Redding

If you're not familiar with the soulful genius of Otis Redding, visit and check out the full discography, bio, etc

If you didn't know, this is not the first time Kanye West has sampled Otis Redding. Kanye sampled Otis Redding's "Its Too Late" for his "Gone" record featuring Cam'ron & Consequence. Here's a short list of others who have sampled Otis Redding in the past:

The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads: (Atlantic 1965)
* "Mr. Pitiful"
UMC - "Swing into the Area"
* "It's Too Late"
Kanye West ft Cam'ron & Consequence - "Gone"

Otis Redding's Dictionary of Soul: (Stax 1966)
* "I'm Sick Y'all"
Pete Nice & Daddy Rich - "3 Blind Mice"
* "Try a Little Tenderness"
Young Black Teenagers - "Tap the Bottle"

The Soul Album: (Atlantic 1966)
* "Scratch My Back"
3rd Bass - "Come In"
Yo-Yo - "It's a Long Way Home"

Otis Blue: (Atco 1966)
* "Change is Gonna Come"
Ghostface Killah - "Fish"
Guru - "Looking through Darkness"
* "My Girl"
Geto Boys - "Read These Nikes"

The Dock of the Bay: (Stax 1968)
* "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay"
De la Soul - "Eye Know"
Nine - "Whutcha Want?"
* "Let Me Come on Home"
EPMD - "The Steve Martin"
MC Shan - "Neva Rock a Party"
* "Don't Mess with Cupid"
Al Tariq - "Nikki"
Cocoa Brovaz - "Still Standing Strong"

The Immortal Otis Redding: (Atlantic 1968)
* "Hard to Handle"
5 Sterne Deluxe - "Will Smith, Meer Gayne?"
Capleton ft Method Man - "Wings of the Morning"
Grand Puba - "Ya Know How it Goes"
Marley Marl - "The Symphony"
Nas - "Affirmative Action"
Positive K - "Ain't No Crime"
Public Enemy - "I Don't Wanna Be Called Yo Nigga"
* "The Happy Song"
Das EFX - "Dum Dums"

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