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Otis Redding – Merry Christmas, Baby

Artist: Otis Redding Tune: Merry Christmas, Baby  I’m not sure how to define soul, but somewhere in the definition should be a reference to Otis Redding. This is such a fine tune with that Memphis sound. Those horns are unmistakable. This is a Christmas classic.

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Travel Music

A friend of mine wrote this after someone asked him about travel music. He mentioned Curtis Mayfield. They had that look which means I have no idea who you are talking about. (You can use Rhapsody to access these albums.) The holy trinity of Old School Soul is Curtis Mayfield, Jerry “Iceman” Butler, and Marvin Gaye. Yes, yes – I know about Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, James Carr, Percy Sledge, James Brown, etc. I love and admire them all, but there’s just something special about Curtis, Jerry, and Marvin. In the late 1960s, they ruled the airways. They kept me company

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Otis Redding

The raw power of Otis Redding is an amazing thing to listen to. I can’t think of any contemporary artist who has anything like this. Artist: Otis Redding Tune: Try A Little Tenderness

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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