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!

5 comments:

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

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  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.

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    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.

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    2. http://www.45cat.com/artist/otis-redding

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