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Otis Redding – The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads

$39.00

Music On Vinyl

Otis Redding – The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads

$39.00

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“Released in 1965, Otis Redding's second album Sings Soul Ballads features a fine choice of sweet and tender songs.

Backed up by the STAX house band consisting of such soul greats as Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald 'Duck' Dunn, and Al Jackson Jr., Redding delivers the goods with impressive style. His renditions of Sam Cooke's "Nothing Can Change This Love" and Chuck Willis' "It's Too Late" can be seen as improved versions of the originals. Biggest hit on the album proved to be "Mr. Pitiful", a nickname given to Redding by a local Memphis radio DJ.” - Music On Vinyl

“The aptly named Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads (1965) builds upon the strength and relative success of the vocalist's solo debut long-player, Pain in My Heart (1964). The format -- blending a few originals with well-chosen covers -- remained consistent. However, increasingly evident is the strength of Redding's interaction with Booker T. Jones (organ), Steve Cropper (guitar/piano), Donald "Duck" Dunn (bass), and Al Jackson, Jr. (drums), aka Booker T. & the MG's. That relationship is sonically solidified with the singer's seemingly innate ability to sculpt his leads around the powerful Memphis Horn section of Wayne Jackson (trumpet), Charles "Packy" Axton (tenor sax), and Floyd Newman (baritone sax). The results clearly speak for themselves with each of the album's dozen selections as all the proof one needs.” – AllMusic

Item description:

Artist:

Otis Redding

Title:

Nothing New

Label:

Music On Vinyl

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 Gram

Pressing:

Europe

Release Date:

This reissue: 2013 | Original - 1965

Genre:

Soul

Style:

Rhythm & Blues, Male Vocals

Catalog No:

MOVLP802

Condition:

New