Otis Redding - The Soul Album - - 1966 Essential Deep Soul -Analog Mastered Sealed 180 Grm LP

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Otis Redding - The Soul Album

Label: Sundazed
Issue: 2000's
Catalog#: SUNDAZED LP 5132

180-gram pressing
Issued with hype sticker on shrinkwrap (white/green on black ground):
Renew your faith in music.
[...] sourced from the original analog reels, and sonically true to the vintage release. [

Format: Vinyl, LP
New Sealed

Country: US
Released: 1966
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Soul


A1 Just One More Day
A2 It's Growing
A3 Cigarettes And Coffee
A4 Chain Gang
A5 Nobody Knows You (When You're Down And Out)

B1 Good To Me
B2 Scratch My Back
B3 Treat Her Right
B4 Everybody Makes A Mistake
B5 Any Ole Way
B6 634-5789

Musically, Redding proves himself over and over to be perhaps the greatest soul singer of all time (though Ray Charles during his Atlantic period might give him a run for the money). The eleven tracks on this album (about 32 minutes) find Redding reaching to the depths of his emotions for vocals that no one else could ever rival. Everything his vocal chords touch becomes *his*. Covers of hits that are unforgettable in their original version (e.g., Sam Cooke's "Chain Gang", Wilson Pickett's "634-5789") become something entirely different when Redding turns his attentions to them.

The band (including Booker T., Isaac Hayes, Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Al Jackson Jr., Sammy Coleman, Wayne Jackson, Bowlegs Miller, Andrew Love, Charles "Packy" Axton and Floyd Newman) provides some really incredible backing. Booker T's organ and Steve Cropper's guitar, in particular, create an incredible atmosphere, punctuated beautifully by the horn section. There is a cohesiveness between Redding's vocals and the musical background that is not evident in lesser soul recordings. There is a sort of empathy between the players and the vocalist that is jazz-like and rare.

From the slower, soulful ballads such as "Just One More Day", the wrenching "Cigarettes and Coffee", and "Good To Me" through the medium paced blues of "Scratch My Back" through upbeat pieces like "It's Growing", Redding never misses a beat. His vocals are a revelation every time you listen to the LP

Otis Redding - Cigarettes and Coffee -(1966)

The greatest song ever. the wrenching soulful ballad

Otis Redding - Chain Gang

Best version in my opinion!

Otis Redding - Just One More Day

Powerful lyrics...powerful vocals...powerful instrumentation...flat out powerful. Makes the vast majority of contemporary r&b look like a complete joke


Otis Redding - Nobody Knows You (When You're Down And Out)

No doubt,this song is the cold truth. Only the most loyal people stick around ..For me, Otis gave us the definitive version of this classic song. Alway loved that the record faded out just before the word 'friends', as if to further emphasis the truth in the message

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Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Sundazed
Color Black