Otis Redding, Shout Bamalama/Fat girl

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Otis Redding needs no introduction. His early influences were Little Richard and Sam Cooke, and this early recording for Confederate/Bethlehem was in the Little Richard mode. It was the second time he had attempted the same song. The recording was made in 1961 and did not chart. His next recording was “These arms of mine” for Stax Records. Otis Redding was born on September 9th, 1941 and died on December 10th, 1967 aged 26.

Chart position: None.

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Otis Redding | Redferns/Retna/Britannica | 14646

Updated 14 August 2016

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