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Bob Dylan and John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen, these are soul guys. Bruce Springsteen might not sing like Otis Redding, but he sings with white soul. Hes singing and hes writing songs from the bottom of his gut.
— Robin Thicke —

How would she ever look at Redding again? How could she face his critical scrutiny?

— Eliza Lloyd

While growing up in Birmingham around a lot of West Indian people, reggae and calypso were big influences early on but Otis Redding was the one person who made me wanna sing myself.

— Roland Gift

I want people to see an honesty within me. I'm not trying to be the next Sam Cooke or Otis Redding.

— Leon Bridges

When I started playing, I played in R&B bands. I played James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding and all that.

— Neil Peart

There wasn't any place on my body I could hide a gun not with that sleazy dress I had to wear. And that shoe had a spike on it. What the hell else is it good for?'
' Jesus, Redding.' Harrison laughed. 'Haven't you seen a movie, a magazine ad ... another woman in public? Stilettos are common among people with oestrogen.'
'Which explains why you know what they are, and I don't. Why don't you play the girl on the next mission? You're obviously better suited

— Jana Deleon

Atlantic's Jerry Wexler believes first-rate records are made by first-rate voices. He certainly has worked with enough of them: Clyde McPhatter, Joe Turner, La Vern Baker, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin.

— Jon Landau

I think the most-played record in our house was the 'Big Chill' Soundtrack - so Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Otis Redding. I think that's where I got my love for a good hook, a good soul hook - really smooth and warm and from the heart.

— Chet Faker

There are many influences in my music, not only blues. R&B, Motown, gospel, old timey, jazz, even classical are all part of what I do. I started with classical, then country, then blues, and after that I started listening heavily to Motown and gospel. My earliest efforts as a songwriter were soul. Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, Wilson Pickett, Gladys Knight, James Brown, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye and Fontella Bass are just a few of the names that come to mind as the God's of soul and Motown.

— Rory Block

So Bach, Beethoven, Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, these are all people who would sort of rearrange or take riffs from people. Same thing with rock, if you look at the Rolling Stones doing a cover of Otis Redding or you know if you look at literature James Joyce is pulling fragments of text from other people.

— DJ Spooky

My parents had a huge pile of records - vinyl! - that I loved, especially the Motown stuff, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding.

— Jonny Lang

Why should we leave it to Harper & Brothers and Redding & Co. to select our reading?

— Henry David Thoreau

Everything you do is autobiographical. Yeah, I grew up in a town called Redding and I had older brothers and sisters so it's all my memories of growing up.

— Ricky Gervais

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