Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Otis Redding - Hey Hey Baby

Otis Redding is quite well known. It's a fact. Look it up. But here we have Otis Redding before he had firmly found his own magnificent voice. Today's song is the Flip-Side! (gasp! shock! a Flip-Side!) of his third single, released November or December of 1962 on Volt Records. The song is the Redding penned Hey Hey Baby, and served as the Flip-Side of These Arms Of Mine, a more traditional sounding Redding number. 

Hey Hey Baby has a very young Otis Redding exploring a style that is more reminiscent of Little Richard's lightnin' fast, raspy holler. Enjoy the peculiarity. 
Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side!


  1. Fantastic. How did that elude the Brits?! Yardbirds, Stones, Beatles, each coulda done it right!

  2. That was the flip side of his first single release on Stax records. Song was released on Dec 28 1962. His second single was released in June 1963.

    1. Thanks for the nice comments William. Keep coming back for more. I see that Otis released two records prior to releasing this on Volt Records. One for Orbit Records and the other for Confederate Records. I made the change in my write-up.