Otis Redding - Soul Ballads LP
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Otis Redding was the quintessential Southern soul singer. Not only has his emotion-gripping Georgia-hewn style come to epitomize the Stax/Volt Memphis sound of the '60s, but as a vocalist, songwriter, and arranger, he played a key role in shaping it. Originally issued in 1965 on Stax/Volt, The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads is the music legend's second album overall, a timeless tour de force with crack backing from Booker T. Jones (organ), Steve Cropper (guitar/piano), Donald "Duck" Dunn (bass), and Al Jackson, Jr. (drums) aka Booker T. & the MG's plus the muscular Memphis Horns. Home to classics galore like "That's How Strong My Love Is," "Chained & Bound," "A Woman, A Lover, A Friend," "For Your Precious Love" and the signature "Mr. Pitiful," The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads is both where it all came together for Redding for the first time and a springboard for greatness to come!