Otis Redding’s posthumous albums are coming out as a multi-colored vinyl box set. Otis Forever: The Albums & Singles (1968-1970) compiles six albums and 24 singles. The ’60s’ soul star had a blazing moment during the decade with “These Arms Of Mine” and “Try A Little Tenderness” in a repertoire which also saw Aretha Franklin popularize his single “Respect. Redding’s lone number one hit “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” was released after his untimely death in a 1967 plane crash. The Dock Of The Bay, The Immortal Otis Redding, Love Man, and Tell The Truth, will be available in different colored vinyl as well as all black. The Singles 1968-1970 is a double album of 24 songs. Redding recorded a lot of music between 1962-1967 many times with Stax’s house band Booker T. & the MGs. His output for the label helped Stax Records achieve worldwide recognition and respect that still holds today.
“(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” was the first song to posthumously snag the number one slot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Redding’s achievements after death continue with Grammys, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a postage stamp and being the subject of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Otis.” The release of Otis Forever: The Albums & Singles (1968-1970) comes not too long after the passing of Otis Redding III who died in April. The box set comes out on June 9th and can be pre-ordered through Rhino’s website.