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Respect (Sounds of Soul, 1967)

Otis Redding

A cover recorded by the Peter's band, Sounds Of Soul, sometime during the 1967/8 period, and probably representative of the sort of material the band was performing at the time. All three of these songs were recorded on single-sided 10" acetate from Gotham Recording Corporation in New York City. A second single-sided 10" from the same period included three originals by the band - that material does not circulate. Sounds of Soul was the band that Peter had quit the Barracudas to join during the middle of 1967.

"Respect" had been made famous by the arrangement that Aretha Franklin took to #1 in 1967, however the song had been written and originally recorded by Otis Redding. He only managed a minor hit with the song in 1965 when it reached #35 on the singles charts. Aretha's version has the distinct "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" break section, unlike Otis' original.

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