12 Songs, 34 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Soul music derives from church music, and no singer took the fervor of the Southern pulpit to the secular stage like Otis Redding. This primer gathers up the best of his songs, both the chastising vamps over which he rants and roars (“Mr. Pitiful,” “Respect”) and the hymnals; slow-baked ballads that reach feverish intensity the longer Otis testifies (“My Lover’s Prayer,” “Try a Little Tenderness”). The promise of salvation is always to be found in the healing fire of his voice.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Soul music derives from church music, and no singer took the fervor of the Southern pulpit to the secular stage like Otis Redding. This primer gathers up the best of his songs, both the chastising vamps over which he rants and roars (“Mr. Pitiful,” “Respect”) and the hymnals; slow-baked ballads that reach feverish intensity the longer Otis testifies (“My Lover’s Prayer,” “Try a Little Tenderness”). The promise of salvation is always to be found in the healing fire of his voice.

TITLE TIME

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
32 Ratings
32 Ratings
Kway74 ,

💙

I love it !!! I looked for most of these songs when I first got  music but couldn't find them. Finally

bsdmd ,

The essential Essentials

THE defining perfomer at his best. As timeless today as when he recorded these songs. And speaking in the language of many generations.

TOM$$$ ,

Terrific!

Great artist!!!

More By Otis Redding

You May Also Like