Label: ATCO Records - K 40 003,ATCO Records - 40 003,ATCO Records - SD 33 284 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo • Country: Europe • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Soul
Otis Redding 's third album, and his first fully realized album, presents his talent unfettered, his direction clear, and his confidence emboldened, with fully half the songs representing a reach that extended his musical grasp. More than a quarter of this album is given over to Redding 's versions of songs by Sam Cookehis idol, who had died the previous December, and all three are worth owning and hearing.
Two of them, "A Change Is Gonna Come" and "Shake," are every bit as essential as any soul recordings ever made, and while they and much of this album have reappeared on several anthologies, it's useful to hear the songs from those sessions juxtaposed with each other, and with "Wonderful World," which is seldom compiled elsewhere.
Among the seldom-cited jewels here is a rendition of B. King 's "Rock Me Baby" that has the singer sharing the spotlight with Steve Cropperhis playing alternately elegant and fiery, with Wayne Jackson and Otis Redding - Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul "Bowlegs" Miller 's trumpets and Andrew Love 's and Floyd Newman 's saxes providing the backing. Redding 's powerful, remarkable singing throughout makes Otis Blue gritty, rich, and achingly alive, and an essential listening experience.
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Otis Redding. A Change Is Gonna Come. Misry And The Blues - Various - The Jazz Story Cooke. Down in the Valley. My Girl. Wonderful World. Rock Me Baby. I Can't Get No Satisfaction. You Don't Miss Your Water. William Bell. Ole Man Trouble Otis Redding.
Respect Otis Redding. Shake Sam Cooke.
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