Formed in Macon, Georgia, U.S.A.
The Reddings comprised of:
Dexter Redding (bass and vocals) (b. Dexter Bernard Redding, 1960, Macon, Georgia, U.S.A.)
Otis Redding III (guitar) (b. Otis Redding III, 17th December 1963, Macon, Georgia, U.S.A. d. 19th April 2023, Macon, Georgia, U.S.A.)
Mark Lockett (piano, drums and lead vocals) (b. Mark Eric Lockett, Macon, Georgia, U.S.A.)
The Reddings were a trio, two of whom were the sons of the late Otis Redding.
The third member was their cousin Mark Locket who pitched in on keyboards and drums.
the awakening - 1980 / class - 1981 / steamin' hot - 1982 / back to basics - 1983
Vocalist / bassist Dexter and guitarist Otis Redding II teamed up with Locket on 1980's 'The Awakening' for Believe In A Dream Records / Columbia.
A follow up album, for Epic Records arrived in 1983, entitled 'Back To Basics' that included the popular ballad track 'Make Plans For Me Too'.
Otis Redding Ill also wrote 'The Smurf' for the late Tyrone Brunson in 1982.
if looks could kill - 1985 / the reddings - 1988
The group then recorded two more LPs for Polydor, 'If Looks Could Kill' in 1985 and 'The Reddings' in 1988.
Their biggest hit was 'Remote Control,' a number six R & B single in 1980.
Otis Redding III
Otis Redding III died in April 2023, from cancer.
The Awakening (Epic Records 1980)
Class (Epic Records 1981)
Steamin' Hot (CBS Records 1982)
Back To Basics (Epic Records 1983)
If Looks Could Kill (Polydor Records 1985)
The Reddings (Polydor Records 1988)