(2013) The King Of Soul

Otis Redding

... read moreAlthough his recording career only lasted five years, from 1962 through 1967 (seven studio albums in all), with his biggest hits coming in the last two years of that time, and his only number one, "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," after his death, Otis Redding is still widely considered the...

04:37′:55″ 92 Songs

Disk 1

1
These Arms Of Mine
Otis Redding
2:35
2
Hey Hey Baby
Otis Redding
2:47
3
That's What My Heart Needs
Otis Redding
2:42
4
Mary's Little Lamb
Otis Redding
2:36
5
Pain In My Heart
Otis Redding
2:27
6
Something Is Worrying Me
Otis Redding
2:29
7
Come To Me
Otis Redding
2:50
8
Don't Leave Me This Way
Otis Redding
2:50
9
Security
Otis Redding
2:38
10
Chained And Bound
Otis Redding
2:42
11
Your One And Only Man
Otis Redding
3:14
12
That's How Strong My Love Is
Otis Redding
2:26
13
Mr. Pitiful
Otis Redding
2:45
14
A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
Otis Redding
3:21
15
Nothing Can Change This Love
Otis Redding
3:04
16
It's Too Late
Otis Redding
3:03
17
For Your Precious Love
Otis Redding
2:57
18
Home In Your Heart
Otis Redding
2:07
19
I've Been Loving You Too Long
Otis Redding
2:58
20
I'm Depending On You (2008 Remaster)
Otis Redding
2:29
21
Respect (Mono) [2008 Remaster] (Mono; 2008 Remaster)
Otis Redding
2:06
22
Ole Man Trouble (Mono) [2008 Remaster] (Mono; 2008 Remaster)
Otis Redding
2:35
23
A Change Is Gonna Come (Mono) [2008 Remaster] (Mono; 2008 Remaster)
Otis Redding
4:13

Disk 2

1
Shake (Mono) [2008 Remaster] (Mono; 2008 Remaster)
Otis Redding
2:38
2
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction [Mono] [2008 Remaster] (Mono; 2008 Remaster)
Otis Redding
2:51
3
Down In The Valley (Mono) [2018 Remaster] (Mono; 2018 Remaster)
Otis Redding
2:57
4
My Girl
Otis Redding
2:53
5
Rock Me Baby (Mono) [2008 Remaster] (Mono; 2008 Remaster)
Otis Redding
3:35
6
You Don't Miss Your Water (Mono) [2008 Remaster] (Mono; 2008 Remaster)
Otis Redding
3:03
7
I Can't Turn You Loose
Otis Redding
2:35
8
Just One More Day
Otis Redding
3:32
9
Any Ole Way
Otis Redding
2:34
10
It's Growing
Otis Redding
2:49
11
Cigarettes And Coffee
Otis Redding
4:01
12
Chain Gang
Otis Redding
3:05
13
Nobody Knows You (When You're Down And Out)
Otis Redding
3:11
14
Good To Me
Otis Redding
3:54
15
Everybody Makes A Mistake
Otis Redding
3:23
16
Just One More Day (Live At The Whisky A Go Go, 1966)
Otis Redding
5:26
17
Mr. Pitiful (Live At The Whisky A Go Go, 1966)
Otis Redding
2:07
18
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Otis Redding
4:38
19
These Arms Of Mine (Live At The Whisky A Go Go, 1966)
Otis Redding
4:01
20
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (Live At The Whisky A Go Go, 1966)
Otis Redding
4:58
21
Don't Mess With Cupid
Otis Redding
2:30
22
My Lover's Prayer
Otis Redding
3:12

Disk 3

1
Try A Little Tenderness
Otis Redding
3:50
2
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)
Otis Redding
2:46
3
I'm Sick Y'all
Otis Redding
2:54
4
Tennessee Waltz
Otis Redding
2:52
5
Sweet Lorene
Otis Redding
2:26
6
Day Tripper
Otis Redding
2:46
7
You're Still My Baby
Otis Redding
3:48
8
Hawg For You
Otis Redding
3:27
9
I Love You More Than Words Can Say
Otis Redding
2:54
10
Let Me Come On Home
Otis Redding
2:53
11
Open The Door
Otis Redding
2:24
12
Tramp
Otis Redding
3:05
13
Knock On Wood
Otis Redding
2:53
14
Let Me Be Good To You
Otis Redding
2:54
15
Lovey Dovey
Otis Redding
2:37
16
New Year's Resolution
Otis Redding
3:24
17
Ooh Carla, Ooh Otis
Otis Redding
2:33
18
White Christmas
Otis Redding
3:06
19
Merry Christmas Baby
Otis Redding
2:36
20
The Glory Of Love
Otis Redding
2:57
21
The Huckle-Buck
Otis Redding
3:03
22
Tell The Truth
Otis Redding
3:13

Disk 4

1
Respect (Live In Europe)
Otis Redding
3:44
2
Can't Turn You Loose (Live In Europe)
Otis Redding
3:29
3
I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)
Otis Redding
4:08
4
My Girl (Live In Europe)
Otis Redding
2:44
5
Shake (Live In Europe) [2008 Remaster] (Live In Europe; 2008 Remaste)
Otis Redding
2:53
6
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) [Live In Europe] (Live In Europe)
Otis Redding
4:05
7
Try A Little Tenderness (Live In Europe)
Otis Redding
5:07
8
I've Got Dreams To Remember
Otis Redding
3:16
9
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Otis Redding
2:22
10
Hard To Handle
Otis Redding
2:21
11
Thousand Miles Away
Otis Redding
2:10
12
The Happy Song (Dum-Dum)
Otis Redding
2:45
13
A Waste Of Time
Otis Redding
3:17
14
Champagne And Wine
Otis Redding
3:02
15
A Fool For You
Otis Redding
2:55
16
I'm A Changed Man
Otis Redding
2:23
17
Direct Me
Otis Redding
2:20
18
Love Man
Otis Redding
2:20
19
Look At That Girl
Otis Redding
2:38
20
Free Me
Otis Redding
3:08
21
The Match Game
Otis Redding
2:55
22
A Little Time
Otis Redding
2:22
23
Johnny's Heartbreak
Otis Redding
2:30
24
Amen
Otis Redding
3:06
25
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Otis Redding
2:47
Released 03 February 2013, 2014 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company

Review

Although his recording career only lasted five years, from 1962 through 1967 (seven studio albums in all), with his biggest hits coming in the last two years of that time, and his only number one, "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," after his death, Otis Redding is still widely considered the greatest performer of the classic soul era, a designation he undoubtedly deserves. A dynamic performer and a more than competent songwriter ("Dock of the Bay," for instance, is a Redding original), he brought the energy and directness of gospel into the secular world with a fervor and passion that made his songs, and particularly his live versions of them, into gritty sermons on the joy, loss, pain, and yearning that attends being in love. It helped, too, that his backing outfit on most of his tracks was the great Stax Records house band the MG's, who knew how to punch in and stomp it and also when to lay back in a quiet storm behind him, and the band and Redding together were an unstoppable force. There have been plenty of Redding compilations over the years, with this one, The King of Soul, being yet another one, but it is distinctive for its breadth, tracking the arc of Redding's career through 92 tracks arranged chronologically over four discs, and because it also, particularly when covering the early years, includes mono mixes, which often carried more tightly focused punch than the stereo ones. Appearing during the 50th anniversary year of the release of Redding's debut album, Pain in My Heart, this set tells the story of the King of Soul as well as any other compilation out there. Everything essential is here, and with Otis Redding, it's pretty much all essential. He was that kind of artist. ~ Steve Leggett