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The album's commercial performance helped Redding cross over into the pop market. [24] Although it only reached number 75 on the Billboard 200 in 1966, [25] three of its singles charted on the Billboard Hot 100 : "I've Been Loving You Too Long" charted for 11 weeks and peaked at number 21, "Respect" spent 11 weeks and reached number 35, and "Shake" spent six weeks and reached number 47. [26] Both stereo and mono pressing of Otis Blue charted in the United Kingdom; the former spent 21 weeks and reached number six in 1966, and the latter spent 54 weeks and reached number seven in 1967. [27] Two different pressings of the song "My Girl" also charted in the UK; a 7-inch single peaked at number 11 and charted for 16 weeks in 1965, and a reissued single in 1968 reached number 36 and charted for nine weeks. [27] "Satisfaction" peaked at number 33 and "Shake" peaked at number 28 in the UK. [27] On November 18, 2004, Otis Blue was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry , for shipments of 60,000 copies in the UK. [28]

The album is currently available on CD, digitally remastered by Bill Inglot and Dan Hersch as part of the Atlantic & Atco Remasters Series. In 2003, the album was ranked number 474 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time .

“It was too far over the border for Jim [Stewart, Stax president],” bassist Duck Dunn said. “It had no R&B whatsoever. I agreed with Jim. It didn’t impress me. I thought it was out of context. Otis was soulful, and for him to change over and go that way, it wasn’t as soulful as the Otis I knew. I thought it might even be detrimental.”

A plane crash in Madison, Wisconsin, kills soul singer Otis Redding and members of the Bar-Kays band on this day in 1967. The plane crashed into Lake Monona, several miles from the Madison airport. One survivor, Ben Cauley of the Bar-Kays, later reported that he had been asleep until just before...

Soul music , term adopted to describe black popular music in the United States as it evolved from the 1950s to the ’60s and ’70s. Some view soul as merely a new term for rhythm and blues. In fact a new generation of artists profoundly reinterpreted the sounds of the rhythm-and-blues

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