Music today took a serious left turn as I turned to Otis Redding’s debut album Pain In My Heart (1964). I was in the mood for something with a lot of feel, a lot of feel in the singing, a lot of feel in the grooves and the arrangements, a lot of feel in the musicians’ playing, I wanted to hear some Soul music, something that if I could dance I would dance to, something with no songs longer than two minutes, fifty-four seconds.
Otis was dead at 26 and when I think of my long life and fading memories, he didn’t have a chance for his memories to fade, he died too young for that – a plane crash in which he and four members of the Bar-Kays were killed. The pilot and one of their crew were also killed, trumpet player Ben Cauley survived the crash but had to live the rest of his life with that memory, probably a memory that would never fade.
Music Of The Daze
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. See more pictures and read the full post here.