2009-02-07

Otis Redding and a segue into Blues Brothers



In 7th grade, I discovered Otis Redding. It was the one thing at that point that my dad and I had in common(I thought my parents were weirdo aliens at that point). He is the reason I even knew who Otis was. This man is phenomenal. When I was in 7th grade, I decided to marry man who I could talk with over cigarettes and coffee. Of course I don't smoke now, and right now I can only drink decaf, but isn't Otis genius. Guys, if you want to get a girl, play some Otis.



Yeah, that is the Blues Brothers song. Blues Brothers was a great movie. Blues Brothers 2000 is a hot ass mess. It exposed me to Cab Calloway, James Brown, Ray Charles,Aretha Franklin, and John Lee Hooker. Do you see why the likes of Beyonce and Rhianna being considered a great talent gets on my nerves?



I heart Duckie, even more so that he can lip synch to Otis Redding. For those born after 1986, you probably have no idea where this is from.



Yeah this is the original. Aretha borrowed it later.