This is such a classic album. A classic sunday afternoon album or smokey Friday night lounge record. Love me some Otis, RIP. RSD UK has a bunch of info on this one. I’ll let them tell it like it is.
Originally released in 1965, â€˜Otis Blueâ€™ is the critically acclaimed fourth album by the undeniable King of Soul, Otis Redding. Incredibly, this top 10 and Silver certified album, was recorded in the space of a mere 24 hours! Despite this, with a backing group consisting of three quarters of the legendary Stax house band, Booker T and the MGâ€™s, Isaac Hayes on keys and members of The Memphis Horns, Otis was able to produce some of his finest work.
The album features the classic originals; Ole Man Trouble, Iâ€™ve Been Loving You Too Long, and the timeless hit Respect â€“ later to be covered by the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. Alongside these sit some inspired covers including B.B. Kingâ€™s Rock Me Baby, The Temptationâ€™s no.1 hit My Girl, and the sensational Rolling Stones classic (I Canâ€™t Get No) Satisfaction, all reworked with Reddingâ€™s unmatched style and flair.
This timeless album has been reissued on a special edition blue vinyl with original artwork!
Price – $25
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- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive