Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul

Otis Redding - Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1965 Ratings: #5 / 32
User Score
Based on 132 ratings
1965 Ratings: #7
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September 15, 1965 / Release Date
LP / Format
Volt, Atco / Label
Soul / Genres
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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.

Something was extremely special about Redding, and his uniqueness found perfect articulation in Otis Blue.

SJO #4 - Rainbow Tinted Splatters - 34

Otis Redding’s collection of covers on “Otis Blue” is invigorating, fulfilling, and, honestly, very nostalgic. His voice is very powerful and significant to his uprising, and the energy of these tracks are high-end, as well. Check this out if you want to have your very own, personal nostalgic dance party in your room.

Color: Blue (hah!)
FAV TRACKS: My Girl, Wonderful World, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, A Change Is Gonna Come, ... read more
SJO4 Counter: 34

soul????? more like...... noul !!!!!!! ????

its fine. this style of music just doesnt really appeal to me, unfortunately

FAVORITE – A Change is Gonna Come
LEAST FAVORITE – I don’t remember any really
#56 Of Jamal's Top 100 Favorite Albums

I listen to soul music and yes
I ment to listen to this album for A LONg time but not just got around to listen to it and i absolutely love it
{SJO 34}

Gonna say something controversial here, I do not think most of these songs work with his voice. Don't get me wrong Otis has a great voice, he wrote Dock of the Bay he can do no wrong. But My Girl? I Can’t Get No Satisfaction? I have no ill will towards covers, but when you cover a mega-famous song like this, you have to be PHENOMENAL, otherwise, you don’t really give a reason to return to your version.

The originals on here are great, some of the all time blues classics, ... read more
Strong cover album but never really stood out for me. Still great Deep Southern Soul record

Track Review

Ole Man Trouble 8/10
Respect 8/10
A Change Is Gonna Come 9/10 *
Down in the Valley 9/10
I've Been loving You Too Long 8.5/10.
Shake 8/10
My Girl 8/10
Wonder World 8.5/10.
Rock Me Baby 8/10
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 8/10
You Don't Miss Your Water 8.5/10.

Average: 8.3/10
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Added on: May 13, 2013