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!