THE FIRST SONG that I RE­MEM­BER HEAR­ING

(SITTIN’ ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY OTIS RED­DING (1968)

Kerrang! (UK) - - Life Is Heavy -

“My mum was do­ing housework, and I was sat on our din­ing room ta­ble. I was spin­ning around on it and lis­ten­ing to this, and it was magic. His voice is the clos­est thing to God I think I’ll ever hear. He ac­tu­ally uses a part of the throat that you tense when you’re try­ing not to cry and talk at the same time. It’s a tech­nique which evokes au­di­ence tears too; it’s an em­pa­thetic thing. He was an earnest, beau­ti­ful soul who worked hard in a short space of time.”

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