Lot #5221
Otis Redding Signed Album

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Estimate: $400+


Polydor Records first UK album pressing of Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul, signed nicely on the back cover in blue ballpoint, "Respect, Otis Redding." In fine condition. The record is included. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Recordmecca's Jeff Gold, who states that the autograph was signed for a UK disc jockey during the 1967 Stax/Volt Revue tour of Europe.

In 1967, Stax put together the first European tour of its artists. Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and Eddie Floyd were among those on the road, visiting countries and cities they’d never seen before. While Memphis remained a hotbed of institutional racism, Stax’s artists were treated like heroes. Many attribute the tour as the moment that soul finally broke through to international audiences. Redding would die in a plane crash later that year at the age of 26, a month before his iconic '(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay' was released. Albums signed by Redding are especially scarce.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Marvels of Modern Music
  • Dates: #611 - Ended June 24, 2021

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