Otis Redding III visits "Lonely and Blue" unveiling

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    Otis Redding III (shown left), son of the late soul legend Otis Redding, attended a vinyl listening party at Atlanta music retailer Wax’n’Facts for Otis Redding’s newly released LP titled Lonely and Blue (Stax Records.) Store owner Sean Bourne is seen at right.

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    Otis Redding III (shown left), son of the late soul legend Otis Redding, attended a vinyl listening party at Atlanta music retailer Wax’n’Facts for Otis Redding’s newly released LP titled Lonely and Blue (Stax Records.) Store owner Sean Bourne is seen at right.

    Back story:

    Last year, Stax Records, now a unit of Concord Music Group, had the idea of creating an Otis Redding album that never existed before. Reissue producer David Gorman chose 12 Redding ballads that he felt shared a unity of sound and message. A devoted fan of Redding and Stax as well as a gifted album graphic designer, Gorman created the art for Lonely and Blue based on the look and feel of a Stax/Volt LP record in 1967. He even wrote liner notes by a fictitious radio DJ along the lines of what you might have found on a 1967 album. 

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