Friday, November 16, 2012

The Reddings

The Reddings were an R&B band from the 80s that consisted of the late Otis Redding's sons, Dexter (who sang and played the bass) & Otis Redding III (who played guitar) along with their cousin, Mark Lockett (who played keyboards).
In 1980, the Reddings released their debut album, "The Awakening" on Believe in a Dream Records, which peaked at #174 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The first single, "Remote Control" peaked at #89 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December of 1980, #22 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart, and #6 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
The follow-up single, "I Want It" peaked at #50 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.
In 1981, the band released their second album, "Class" which peaked at #106 on the Billboard 200 and #40 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single from the album, "You're The Only One" which peaked at #48 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.
The follow-up single, "Class (Is What You Got)" peaked at #63 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.
In 1982, the Reddings released their third album, "Steamin' Hot" which peaked at #153 on the Billboard 200 and #19 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single, "I Know You Got Another" peaked at #71 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #32 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.
The second single, a cover version of "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" (originally sung by Dexter and Otis Redding III's father), peaked at #55 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July of 1982, #15 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, and #21 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.
In 1983, the band released their fourth album, "Back to Basics" peaked at #50 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The only single to chart was "Hand Dance" which peaked at #76 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.
In 1985, the band released their fifth album, "If Looks Could Kill" which peaked at #24 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. 

The first single released from the album, "Where Did Our Love Go" peaked at #37 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart in April of 1985, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.
The second single from the album, "Parasite" peaked at #70 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart in August of 1985, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.
In 1988, the Reddings released their last self-titled album to date, which peaked at #88 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single from the album, "So in Love With You" peaked at #60 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart in May of 1988, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.
The follow-up single, "Call the Law" peaked at #16 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart in November of 1988, staying on the chart for 14 weeks.After that, nothing much was heard from the Reddings.

After the band stopped recording together, Mark experimented with rock 'n' roll music and later went back to songwriting funk-oriented music.

He founded an entertainment company called Platinum Hooks Entertainment, Inc. along with Funk All Y'All Entertainment, which is a new advancing record label that nurtures other musical talents.

These days, it appears that the Redding Brothers are still active in the music business, performing live.

To see a fan-made video for "Remote Control," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gyLI0UxdY4

To see a fan-made video for "I Want It," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTe8Rs34zyk

To see a fan-made video for "You're the Only One," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dwr2WeinuU

To see a fan-made video for "Class (Is What You Got)," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EikIqshlMZg

To see a fan-made video for "I Know You Got Another," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRNzftcKCms

To see a fan-made video for "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYj8xsJ9-4c

To see a fan-made video for "Hand Dance," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVkblTwBOHo

To see a fan-made video for "Where Did Our Love Go," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooFZSWxPwKM

To see a fan-made video for "Parasite," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ir-xFPu1XU

To see a fan-made video for the dub version of "So In Love With You," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rptLJ8lXI6w

To see the music video for "Call the Law," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmSELcjcVu0

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