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Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul

Otis Redding

1965

Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul

Album Summary

Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul (often referred to simply as Otis Blue) is the third studio album by American soul singer and songwriter Otis Redding. It was first released on September 15, 1965, as an LP record through the Stax Records subsidiary label Volt. Otis Blue is composed mainly of cover versions of contemporary R&B hits, covering themes from the blues and love ballads, among others. Three of the LP's eleven songs were written by Redding, and three others were written by fellow soul singer Sam Cooke, who had died several months before the album was made. Except for one track, Otis Blue was recorded in the span of 24 hours from July 9 to 10, 1965, at the Stax recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee. As with Redding's previous records, he was backed by the Stax house band Booker T. & the M.G.'s, a horn section featuring members of The Mar-Keys and The Memphis Horns, and pianist Isaac Hayes, providing a rhythmic Southern soul accompaniment for the singer's exuberant and forceful performances. Otis Blue was a crossover success for Redding and proved one of his best-selling LPs with more than 250,000 copies sold. It was his first to top the US R&B LPs chart and also reached number 6 on the UK Albums Chart, while three of its singles became top 40 hits: the Redding original "I've Been Loving You Too Long", the Rolling Stones cover "Satisfaction", and "Respect" (later repopularized by Aretha Franklin). Released at the beginning of the album era, Otis Blue is considered by critics to be Redding's first fully realized LP and the definitive soul album of its period. It ranks frequently and highly on professional listings of the best albums, including Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" (at number 78) and Time magazine's "All-Time 100 Greatest Albums" (at number 92). A two-disc collector's edition of Otis Blue was released in 2008 by Rhino Records.

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Rating

3.99

Votes

5521

Genres

  • Soul
  • Blues
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Fri Jan 29 2021
5

Nice! This bops!

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

Enjoyable compilation of very good songs covered very well by Otis Redding, what more could one want on a rainy day?

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Mon Feb 01 2021
3

Certainly some solid hits, but the album plays out as one long thought without much variation. It's pretty mono-thematic and is very much "music I put on when I want to fuck", and there's nothing wrong with that. I also can't divorce the album from its association with sentimental white people dancing at weddings.

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Wed May 05 2021
2

I should love this. But I don't. I still feel the same as I did when I heard it as a teenager - it's somehow not what I want it to be.

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Thu Mar 25 2021
5

The pace, the horns, the voice: They're all so close to perfect! It's a slow but steady and energetic blues walk through songs both familiar and not. I suppose the ones I didn't know had better become known: This deserves its classic status with every cut.

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Tue Sep 22 2020
5

One of the all-time best soul albums of all time - Otis Redding has an amazing voice and is backed up by an incredible instrumentation

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Mon May 31 2021
5

Listening to this album feels like participating in music history. Great covers. Great originals that would go on to be covered (Respect). Funky, soulful, uplifting. What else can be said? Best track: Down in the Valley

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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

This was a fun one. At times, it's light-hearted, at times it's full of pain and sorrow... it runs the gamut in a way that most records from this era refuse to and it comes out the other end stronger for it. While Respect is weird (and a little dark) when sung by a man, it's balanced with wonderful covers of the perennial classics, My Girl, (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction and Wonderful World. So much great music and misicianship on display. Easy five.

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Thu Mar 18 2021
5

classic rnb album. worth the listen

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Thu Jul 08 2021
5

Again me saying more things about a Soul artifact like this seems silly. Some of these iconic songs honestly seem like they descended from a higher realm.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

One of the G. O. A. T albums, in my top 5. 10/10

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Tue Dec 21 2021
4

Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965) Themes: My interpretation is that Otis opens the album with a plea to be spared from pain. The inflections in his voice seem to come from a place that knows his actions are at least partially to blame for the trouble he constantly finds himself in. It’s followed by a demand for respect from his loved one as he feels under appreciated for his sacrifices in the working world. It seems that as a result, he seems to unknowingly distance his loved one as a result of his outburst. The album continues as the distance grows yet his heart grows fonder as well. He reaches a point where he feels the love become a balance between a sunk cost fallacy and him truly loving this girl and feeling that way earnestly. It seems the love is rekindled and it’s followed by a few tracks of celebration of enjoying love and life. Otis finally comes to terms that he is his own worst enemy and can’t be satisfied despite the love finally returning to him. Again, as a flawed man plagued by his actions, he is left, this time for good. He sings this very painfully and is very remorseful, but also with a tone of acceptance that has finally come to terms with his shortcomings as the other half to someone else. Notes: I knew about Respect being his original work and becoming iconic through Aretha Franklin, but I had no idea about Otis covering The Rolling Stones on this record, he does an amazing job and gives it his own spin. Score and Review: This album is an undeniable classic. Otis is a king at displaying emotion with his raw vocals and soulful crooning, the instrumentals blow you away with the trumpets being a highlight throughout the record. I’m giving it a 9/10, it’s damn near perfect, deducting a little bit as there are a few covers on here, although they work great. He also has quite a few fadeouts on here which I am not a fan of as a trend in music, few times do they work as a purposeful ending to a song in my opinion, and this record is so amazing that I think a truly definitive ending to these tracks could make them even more impactful.

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Mon Feb 01 2021
3

Love the vamping and jamming at the end of the songs. Is this the best covers album ever? Would it be better if he wasn’t doing covers and just camping and jamming. Backing band deserves credit for the jams. I found this album to be punctuated by the fade outs, songs always ended just when he was beginning to have fun—probably a radio play thing, but it’s cutting off the best part of the band and his performance each time. I think these songs would each be 7 minutes in a modern album. Love track 1, intro is on point, love that guitar sound, saved for later. Less of a fan of track 2, generic swing R&B. Voice really shines in track 3, better than the Sam Cooke original. Track 4 really swings, head bopper, would be fun to dance to, loved the skat at the end. Track 5 is another song showcasing the voice, nice waltz, hood breakdown at the end. Track 6 is swinging but kind of cookie cutter, though it includes the line, “shake it like a bowl of soup” haha. Track 7, hard to beat the vocal harmonies of the temptations on the chorus, the vibrato on “girl” is beautiful. Track 8, another cover, meh, does include the line, “I don’t know what a slide rule is for” lol, anti-intellectualism. Track 9, Nice driving blues, guitar solo in the middle was just okay, he does ask the girl to fuck him until “my back ain’t got no bones.” Track 10, don’t like this version of satisfaction, worst song on album, original is more nuanced. Track 11, nice ballad, chill, FADE OUTS!!

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Mon Nov 09 2020
5

Smooth.

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Wed Jan 06 2021
5

Amazing!!!!

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Have listen to a few of his song, always a good time.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

So many songs sampled from this album

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Du sucre à mes oreilles. Ecouté et réécouté inlassablement.

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Fri Jun 25 2021
5

my girl ...

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Fri Jul 09 2021
5

Practically the definitive 60s soul album. Loaded with a few covers but every song is distinct and made his own. Long live Otis

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Wed Jun 09 2021
5

The definitive Soul album. About half the album is covers (Satisfaction is the standout IMO). Aretha Franklin covered Respect from this album.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Otis covers - feels like hanging out with a friend

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Tue Feb 23 2021
5

Never listened to this actual LP, though pretty much all of the songs were familiar. Absolutely fantastic.

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Tue Feb 23 2021
5

Legendary.

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Sat Feb 20 2021
5

I consider this a near perfect album. Redding's voice has such authority. He is missed.

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Thu Apr 22 2021
5

It's Otis Redding. Doing what he does, so well.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

made me feel something. very soulful. they don’t make it like this anymore

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Fri May 14 2021
5

Blues for my soul, RnB for my body

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Fri May 14 2021
5

Otro pedo este wey

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Tue Apr 27 2021
5

GREAT

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

I liked this one.

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Fri Mar 12 2021
5

Good

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Tue Mar 09 2021
5

A lot of songs that are fundamental in the Lexicon of soul, rock, and pop. Very cool and jam-packed with hits.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

Very good. 5 stars

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

What can you say. A masterpiece

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

Simply amazing. Temazos todos

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

Great album. Some classic hits that are great to sing along to. Otis has such a distinctive voice and the tunes are fantastic. Also great to hear some slower numbers that are less well known.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

An absolute classic. I never get tired of listening to this.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

stone cold classic. The voice :adore: the arrangments :adore: 9.3/10. Minor points off for (probably) overfamiliarity and me not being fussy about a few of the original songs. A minor quibble.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Wonderful. The musicianship from the band is incredible and what a voice. Nearly lost a point for the Stones cover which I'm not sure works but that'd be churlish. 5/5

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Great voice. Filled with classic tracks. Wish I could write a slightly less asinine review :D

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Obvious 5, probably listened to it more than any other album all the way through

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Classic, wonderful album. Beautiful singing and excellent musicianship, particularly love the bass work.

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Wed Apr 21 2021
5

Otis Redding could sing K-Pop, Rap or Country, doesn’t matter to me, he’s the MAN.

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Fri Feb 12 2021
5

Excellent. Otis Redding is so easy to listen to.

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Mon Feb 22 2021
5

Amazing album! Perfect for a cozy rainy morning or a dimly lit evening in. Vocals and brass that show why Otis is so well known.

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Wed May 12 2021
5

Soul primigenio, puro. Mítico. Discazo.

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Wed Mar 03 2021
5

Brilliant.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
5

Had no idea that Otis was the first one to write and perform 'Respect' - massive tune. Feels like a 4, feels so classy and original. Damn, every track is a classic, Respect, My Girl and Satisfaction. Gotta be a 5/5, its an album full of classics

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Fri Apr 23 2021
5

Her - vor - ra - gend

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Tue Jun 08 2021
5

I can listen to this album on repeat all day. Such a great voice and artist. Gone too soon.

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Mon Jun 07 2021
5

Excellent. Mostly covers. All hits.

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Tue May 11 2021
5

Absolutely beautiful album. Otis did a wonderful cover of "Change Gonna Come" and "Wonderful World".

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Fri May 07 2021
5

Listened to it twice in a row. A great soul record.

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Sun May 09 2021
5

Classic

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Fri May 14 2021
5

So good that it looks like a greatest hits: Respect, A Change is Gonna Come, My Girl and a cover of I Can't Get No (Satisfaction)

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Thu Jun 03 2021
5

Man knew how to bang.

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Thu Jul 15 2021
5

Fire

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Thu Jul 29 2021
5

A perfect record

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Tue Aug 10 2021
5

This is already getting 5 stars before I even listen. Otis Redding is one of my favorites.

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Thu Aug 12 2021
5

Stand out tracks were "I've Been Loving You Too Long" and "You Don't Miss Your Water".

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Sun Aug 15 2021
5

Phenomenal album. Might have been how my day was going but this one hit me just right. Every song has a great groove. Love the Satisfaction cover. New find for me will be listening to this one many more times.

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Thu Aug 19 2021
5

A wonderful soul album.

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Thu Sep 09 2021
5

Listened to some of it, it was okay. Had classics I had no idea about

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Thu Sep 16 2021
5

amazing

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Fri Sep 17 2021
5

Чистое великолепие соул-музыки!

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Mon Sep 27 2021
5

Excellent album.

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Mon Sep 27 2021
5

Very lovely

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Mon Sep 27 2021
5

Love Otis!

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Thu Sep 30 2021
5

More soul than SHACK's size 18 shoes. Soul/sole - see what I did there?

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Thu Sep 30 2021
5

I once grew the nail on my big toe so long that when I eventually clipped it, instead of using a key like everyone else, I would use the toe nail as a cocaine shovel. Yes, endless nights were spent shovelling charlie up my schnozz and listening to Otis Redding. Everyone in London knew me. I was a somebody, the toe nail king of the West End. I've left all that behind me now though and can't even look at a bare foot without wincing.

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Fri Oct 08 2021
5

1965 - Blues / Band / Soul

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Tue Oct 19 2021
5

Otis Redding had such an expressive voice. It was versatile, acrobatic, yet had a persistent grit to it. However, on songs like 'I've Been Loving You Too Long,' his voice smooths out revealing its delicacy. His songs are buoyant with a lilting beat and a robust horn section. He simply inhabits the music in a way that only the best soul/R&B artists do.

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Sun Oct 31 2021
5

A stone cold classic album - Otis with one of the best backing bands ever.

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Thu Nov 04 2021
5

Amazing.

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Thu Nov 04 2021
5

Every song a stone cold classic.

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Wed Nov 03 2021
5

What a voice, what songs, what versions. It's achingly beautiful.

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Tue Nov 09 2021
5

Wow what a find!

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

Very blue or soul idk, but I liked the whole album.

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Sat Nov 13 2021
5

The title is self-explanatory: Otis Redding gives his soul spin on classic tunes.

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Wed Nov 24 2021
5

When it comes to soul music, this is as good as it gets. For some reason My Girl sounded particularly good, and it was interesting to hear Redding's version of Wonderful World, a song obviously made famous by the great Sam Cooke. A superb album that made my day.

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Wed Nov 24 2021
5

Classic soul album. Timeless. Can listen to it any moment.

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Sat Nov 27 2021
5

Absolute classic, bangers all around

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Tue Dec 07 2021
5

The Immortal Otis Redding. I grew up listening to this, and I got the album with Jimi Hendrix and Otis on each side from the Monterrey Pop festival. His voice is amazingly textured.

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Fri Dec 31 2021
5

Never a bad time for Otis.

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Fri Dec 31 2021
5

Anything Otis is automatically 5*

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Fri Jan 14 2022
5

um clássico efêmero. parece, ao mesmo tempo, muito mais novo e antigo do que é.

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Thu Jan 27 2022
5

LOVE

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Tue Feb 08 2022
5

A great album of covers - Otis Redding just has such a phenomenal voice. Incredible

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Fri Feb 18 2022
5

It doesn’t get more classic soul than this.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
5

Very nice album

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Mon Feb 28 2022
5

Classic

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Thu Mar 03 2022
5

very good!

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Thu Mar 03 2022
5

One of the best albums so far this year

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Fri Mar 04 2022
5

Sorry I can't write any notes because I am still recovering from this sexual experience

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Fri Mar 04 2022
5

Some good ass soul. Otis is the man

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Thu Mar 10 2022
5

fuck yes otis - banger after banger

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Sat Mar 12 2022
5

Can't go wrong with Otis

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Mon Mar 21 2022
5

So many hits here. Unbelievably good.

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Tue Mar 22 2022
5

Did not fully listen but I love his voice

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Wed Mar 30 2022
5

DIdn't know that he did Respect and all of these other bangers??? This is so good Change is gonna come is such a great song. Absolutely loved

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Sun Apr 17 2022
5

Otis Redding’s powerful, passionate vocals were simply stunning, stop you in your tracks good. Even his outtakes were a thrill. Distilled, here, then, the essence of Otis as he ballads (I’ve Been Loving You Too Long) and dances (Respect, Shake) and even rocks (Satisfaction) his way through a near perfect album. The band are great, the vibrant horns act as his backing singers, creating this wonderful mood throughout. What we lost the day he died, taken too soon. His legacy lives on.

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Wed Apr 27 2022
5

extreme high school memories

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Thu Apr 28 2022
5

Brilliant

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Tue May 10 2022
5

All the originals

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Fri May 13 2022
5

This was honestly a fun and joyous listenting experience to be honest. Never would've come across it unless I was taking a music course or went to the US. Has that precise balance of swaying ballads, soul and bumping rock numbers with horns throughout that compliment the sound well.

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Tue May 17 2022
5

Discazo. No importa que son covers mayormente, todos están ejecutados de maravilla y con arreglos que quedan perfecto con la rola original y con el estilo vocal de Otis. La versión de Respect casi le llega a la más famosa de Aretha, pero la de Satisfaction sí le gana a la de los Stones. Por cierto, hay una versión de coleccionistas que trae muchas repetidas, pero por ahí hay algunas en vivo que pueden valer la pena.

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Tue May 17 2022
5

One of the most incredible voices of all time

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Thu May 19 2022
5

Years ago I went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A couple of things I saw on that trip are burned in my memory: John Lennon's glasses, and two rumpled remnants of a H18 Beechcraft airplane. Otis Reddding's name was painted on the pieces. I think about that plane frequently when I hear his music, and listening to him is always a bit of a bittersweet experience. Otis Blue isn't a perfect album, but there are several songs on here that are so exceptional that they elevate the whole thing leagues beyond other soul albums. It's silly to quibble over 4 or 5 stars when the music is this good. Otis Redding is a titan among vocalists. He has an ability to exude such earnest sorrow and joy in a way very few singers can. You feel these songs in your bones. Now, most of the songs on this album are covers, but Redding was brilliant as a cover artist. He really makes these songs his own, even songs as iconic as "Satisfaction" or "Change Gonna Come." The star track of course is one Redding wrote with Jerry Butler, the achingly beautiful "I've Been Loving You Too Long." It's arguably the best song Redding ever recorded and possibly the best soul song ever. Fave Songs (All songs, from most to least favorite): I've Been Loving You Too Long, Change Gonna Come, You Don't Miss Your Water, Satisfaction, Shake, Ole Man Trouble, Down in the Valley, Respect, My Girl, Rock Me Baby, Wonderful World

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Fri May 20 2022
5

Amazing renditions. Otis was so immensely talented!

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Mon May 30 2022
5

p75, 1965. 5 stars. One of the all time great vocalists shows how it should be done. Yes, most of these are covers, but they are mostly definitive versions that you'll have heard a thousand times before, and they still sound great. Production is excellent and the MG's are on absolutely top form. There is something on this album for everyone every time you listen to it.

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Mon May 30 2022
5

Awesome.

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Tue May 31 2022
5

❤️

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Wed Jun 01 2022
5

really good

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Fri Jun 10 2022
5

Forgot how much I loved his voice will defo listen to some more - and great to recognise from the music of dirty dancing - never knew that was him !

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Mon Jun 20 2022
5

One of the best soul records of all time. He was a gift to the world and this record is overflowing with timeless tracks.

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Mon Jun 20 2022
5

An incredible collection of performances from possibly the greatest soul singer of all time. Man, he can really rock too.

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Sat Jun 25 2022
5

Rating: 9/10 Best songs: Ole man trouble, A change is gonna come, I’ve been loving you too long, Wonderful world, Satisfaction

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Tue Jul 12 2022
5

Amazing soul/blues album. We all know some of the songs from this, but there's so many good gems too.

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Wed Jul 13 2022
5

decent

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Tue Jul 19 2022
5

This was a good album to start your day with, and pretty dang good overall.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
5

Otis Redding has one of my favorite voices of all time. There is so much strength and passion in his singing and it shows on this album. The covers of "Change Gonna Come" and "Satisfaction" are both unbelievable and his version of Respect would probably be better remembered if Aretha did not take it from him forever. No bad song on here.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
5

A great voice doing great covers!

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Thu Jul 21 2022
5

A rare disc that combines sublime covers (many written by the then recently killed/murdered Sam Cook) and great originals. Otis does indeed sing soul - in a way few have done before and after. A must have. And don't get me started on his band, arguably the best ever assembled.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
5

A great 60s soul album. Really not much else to add here. I have no complaints, enjoyed every song, everything flowed well without sounding repetitive. Definitely something to add to my playlist for future play.

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Thu Aug 04 2022
5

Heard before: yes This is a masterpiece. Your soul or heart has got to be missing if you don’t enjoy this slice of fried gold. Great singer, awesome band. Favourite tracks: A Change is Gonna Come, Satisfaction, My Girl, Wonderful World

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Sat Aug 06 2022
5

Fucking glorious. 5/5

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Mon Aug 29 2022
5

I realize there are a lot of covers, but it is difficult for me to find anything wrong with Otis.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
5

Seems sick and twisted that this album is in the same company of Alice In Chains

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Wed Aug 31 2022
5

10/10 - groovy as fuck

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Wed Aug 31 2022
5

That was a ripper.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
5

10/10, so so good Redding amazingly emotional voice + very good manipulation and control of it lots of covers but still better than the original in most cases (ex Sam Cooke on change gonna come)

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Sat Sep 03 2022
5

Loved every bit of this album. Especially the horns. I have some questions about the cover art though.

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Mon Sep 05 2022
5

Fan-fucking-tastic. This album is generational.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
5

For a short period of time, everything Otis Redding did was perfect. Regardless of the song topics that occupied an album titled Otis Blue, the music within it is some of the more boisterous and euphoric of the entire mid to late era of Sixties soul. From the track that held the key to Aretha's longevity to the honored yet wholly redefined covers of already bonafide classics as well as songs that can guarantee a movement or two on kitchen floors, Otis Blue seems as though it were a misnomer yet it is indicative of what we, sadly, briefly had to bare witness when it came to the overwhelming power of the man himself.

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Sat Sep 17 2022
5

Honestly an excellent album, one of my very favourites. Had on vinyl since I was about 16.excellent voice, wonderful mood. Evokes something nostalgic, moody and warm. Well arranged genuinely great.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
5

16th September 2022 Listened in the day while doing bits around the house. Painting the office etc. weekend of house jobs and life admin. Jen in Spain. An album of Otis covering classics, his beautiful voice soars through Sam Cooke and roughs up the stones. Gorgeous.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
5

On of the greatest

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Mon Sep 26 2022
5

Awesome album of covers. Exactly what I was hoping to find with this program.

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Mon Oct 03 2022
5

Un album de otro planeta. Fresco, movido, histriónico. Para acompañar cualquier momento del día

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Wed Oct 12 2022
5

Otis is a legend, and he's in top form here.

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Tue Oct 18 2022
5

Some cripplingly sad songs on this album one of the true greats of soul

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Thu Oct 20 2022
5

Masterclass, j'ai pas raison la team ?

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Fri Nov 04 2022
5

loved it

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Wed Nov 09 2022
5

many hits my girl

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Tue Nov 15 2022
5

THAT VOICE and oh what a collection of soulful, funky, rockin' songs.

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Thu Nov 17 2022
5

Geweldig album, vond het verrassend om samples to horen voor andere liedjes.

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Thu Nov 17 2022
5

No, Redding hasn't written more than three songs on this album, which is comprised of many cover versions. But Redding's delivery is really special and although the music have different songwriters and styles, he makes the album sound consistent. He restructures and rearranges the music to fit his own style. And together with the amazing backing musicians like Booker T & the MGs, and Isaac Hayes, Redding creates soul magic.

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Fri Nov 18 2022
5

Covers so good they feel like originals

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Fri Nov 18 2022
5

Perfect for a cold autumn day.

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Mon Nov 21 2022
5

I love the description of a "dictionary of soul" YES it's amazing! It's partly covers and recorded in 24 hours wow, the covers are incredible though too because Redding brings his unique voice and style and the horns come from the epic Booker T. & the M.G.'s. I must own this on vinyl ASAP. I never knew he wrote Respect originally and his cover of Sam Cooke's A Change is Gonna Come is absolutely beautiful and incredibly emotional and meaningful when you learn that Cooke was shot months before the recording. This album is historical and I love it. What a great Friday album.

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Thu Nov 24 2022
5

Loved the nostalgia and hearing songs that I’m already familiar with from a different tone and perspective.

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Sat Nov 26 2022
5

Greatest soul album of all time, I’ve been loving you too long is immaculate.

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Tue Nov 29 2022
5

Classic

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

What else is there to say? It's Otis fucking Redding, one of the greatest Soul singers of all time. This album clips along with nothing but passion behind it. No song is wasted on Otis and the band backing him.

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Mon Mar 01 2021
4

60’er soul, kraftfuldt, passioneret

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Tue Oct 13 2020
4

У меня практически нет ни познаний в блюзе, ни наслушанности в нём же, но даже для моего неподготовленного уха все песни звучат очень приятно. Не знаю, вернусь ли я к этому альбому когда-либо ещё, но этот опыт был определенно положительным.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Best song: My Girl Notable covers: Wonderful World, Satisfaction Notable songs from same artist: Sittin on the Dock of the Bay

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Liked it

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

Covers of some classics, originals of some classics. Enjoyable and soulful through and through

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Sat Jan 30 2021
4

Smooth

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Nice R&B. Would listen again.

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

too many bangers

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

ma gurl

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Tue Feb 23 2021
4

Solid soul/blues album. I didn’t know that Otis Redding wrote Respect.

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Sat Feb 13 2021
4

Pure skill: Otis, the backing band, the Stax production--all of it.

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Mon May 17 2021
4

that was just awesome. what a voice, and what a view into its time.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

funky

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Thu Feb 25 2021
4

One of the greatest voices in the history rock n roll

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

Don't know much about History <3 Viele Classics wie " I can't get no satisfaction"

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Mon May 03 2021
4

Amazing soul, so many great tracks that Otis makes his own.... and apparently the whole album was recorded over 24 hours!? Fave track - "Change Gonna Come", but "My Girl" and "Satisfaction" get honorable mentions.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Soulful delivery; mostly covers, but man this dude can sing.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Classic. Iconic. Otis shows his soul

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Sat Jan 23 2021
4

I don’t think anyone can hate this style of music. This early soul was very influential on what became modern day R&B and I thoroughly enjoy the sound of these pioneers. Otis sings with such emotion and power and the songs on the album really bring it out. I enjoyed it a lot.

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

Bangerz

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Wed May 26 2021
4

This is one of the hidden gems in the book that I never listened to and shows a great piece of art. Exceptional, for sure. I didn't like so much of these versions of "My Girl" and "Satisfaction", but the album is brilliant.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

Clásicos

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Tue Mar 30 2021
4

Whole lotta classics. One of must have of the genre

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

I like this!

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

Beautiful, soulful, timeless. Redding himself has some amazing writing credits on this album - "Ole Man Trouble", "Respect"... The rest of the tracks are rearranged and sung with that grit and conviction.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Smooth smooth album. Easiest of easy listening

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Great soul album

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Enjoyable. The start of the album is excellent and I think the tail-end (signified by 'Can't Get No Satisfaction') wanes enough to lose a star.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Mood inducing. Good ones.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

good

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

This man could sing The Times Obituary and make it feel uplifting. 11 great songs, averaging about 3 minutes in length each. Would Otis have been able to do this in the modern music Industry?

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Tue Feb 02 2021
4

Like a 100% Soul compilation

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Really, really good! So many hits and songs I didnt realise were his. Very enjoyable

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

I don't listen to a lot of soul music but he has an incredible voice.

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Mon Mar 01 2021
4

Listen to the deluxe album

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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

Production: 13/20 Songwriting: 16/30 Innovation: 12/20 Bangers: 20/20 Emotional response: 17/20 =78 awww this was so good

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Mon Mar 15 2021
4

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

Love the way the drums were recorded. Tight, big brass. Tasteful guitar. All the big hits - standards now. Is there anyone else past or present that can step to this? Al Green? Sam Cooke? Have you heard the Otis live at Whiskey A-Go-Go album? Oh baby boy. I never put classic soul/R&B on at home. Aren't we all supposed to play Otis while we prep a pot roast dinner for our sweeties? Aren't we all supposed to drink wine and slow dance to Otis in candlelight with bellies full of pot roast? Why the hell is there a white woman on the cover? A

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

Who doesn't love Otis? Whoever it is, they're wrong, and I wouldn't mind slapping them about the head. This album is just lovely, you can't argue with that voice, it's everything a soul voice should be. Otis sets the tone for millions of others to follow. A lovely listen.

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Thu Mar 18 2021
4

Pretty good -- would be a 3.5. I'll think about whether a 3 or 4. My gut said 4 so I'll go with that.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

4.5/5 great blues album!

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

Wonderful album full of iconic songs, cover songs and some I had never heard before. Definitely an artist ahead of his time. Only complaint is it was short, but short and sweet!

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Thu Jun 24 2021
4

A generational talent. The songs muddle together a bit, but these are phenomenal covers - My Girl was a highlight, that shit sounds amazing. A solid 4 Saved: Ole Man Trouble, My Girl, You Don't Miss Your Water

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Tue Mar 09 2021
4

God I fucking love Otis. An excellent, excellent record from an excellent performer, even if much of it is covers. Probably some of the best covers out there, if I'm being honest.

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