April 16, 2017 Records of the Day

otis-reddingotis-redding“These Arms of Mine” was the first hit for the legendary Otis Redding who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. The single on Volt Records can now sell for $30.00. Redding was not only the soul singer’s soul singer, he was a family man who worked tirelessly to bring different races and cultures together. He was also a wise businessman, and unlike many of his contemporaries, he made sure he was paid all that was due him; not being ripped off like so many others in the business. His debut album containing “These Arms of Mine” was “Pain in My Heart.” Released on ATCO Records in 1962, a copy is worth up to $200.00 today.

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