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Contract signed by Otis Redding for "Mr. Pitiful"

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A contract signed by Otis Redding. The contract has black print on legal paper with signatures on the bottom right of the front. The contract establishes the payment distribution regarding the song "Mr. Pitiful" between writers Otis Redding and Steve Cropper and Stax/Volt record executive Jim Stewart.
Created by
East Publications Inc.
Subject of
Otis Redding, American, 1941 - 1967
Steve Cropper, American, born 1941
Jim Stewart, American, born 1930
Date
1965
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 14 x 8 1/2 in. (35.6 x 21.6 cm)
Type
contracts
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Object number
2010.50.1
Topic
African American
Business
Law
Soul (Music)
Place depicted
3226 Commodore, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
2582 Capewood, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions