Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul (studio album) by Otis Redding
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.7/100, a mean average of 81.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.
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Great soul record.
This album is one of the most pleasant and fun albums ever recorded. It is impossible to listen to this record and not just fall in love with the vocal and the vibe of the music. They are enjoying creating music and that really shows in the outstanding instrumental performances throughout. Then you look at the quality of performers that was on this record and I am stunned. With Booker T. & The M.G.'s and Isaac Hayes present there is no shock about why this album is a musical marvel. Across the whole album every instrument is played perfectly and that is what creates such a joy filled experience. The songs Redding wrote that are on this record are phenomenal as well and the selection of covers fit the style of music they are going for perfectly and create 32 minutes of cohesion that just flies by. Then there is the vocal, which I would argue is the greatest voice we have ever been blessed enough to hear. His vocal control is on another level and the nuances he has are second to none. Redding guides us through this record and sends on a rollercoaster ride the whole way through and it is an amazing thing to be able to experience and feel a part of. Overall, this album is a masterpiece and really deserves the praise it gets as it has one of the best vocal performances ever, one of the best soul instrumental performances ever and it never fails to make me happy whenever I listen to it. This is a must listen and a vital record in music history.
This is a damn fine album - I have hear soul in the back ground of my life without delving in too far. Why? I don't know. Mistake? Hell yeah. So fairly young in my soul journey but this is one of the first dives for me - vocals and phrasing are superb, brass excellent, beat spot on. More like this please.
Less of a cohesive work, but more of a good collection of songs.
great soul album.
Excellent song selection.
Otis Redding, arguably one of the greatest singers of his generation (up there with the likes of Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin), pulls out all of the stops on this record. A personally under-looked favorite is 'Down in the Valley'. Though few can touch Sam Cooke's iconic 'A Change Is Gonna Come', Otis comes incredibly close here, delivering what it possibly the greatest rendition of Cooke's best known song.
Who else can do this? Seriously who? Every other singer I’ve heard can either croon, rock or sing soul. Otis is in a class of one because he can do it all with that voice. Name your children after him - the man is a God.
This album is everything I found to be great in soul music.
Lots of bangers, and tear droping ones too.
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