Otis Redding has been hailed as the king of soul and with good reason. Every note sung by this extraordinary artist on Otis Blue sounds like it has had a piece of his soul poured into it. Not just a fantastic voice, Otis Redding had an amazing talent for songwriting, which shines through on Otis Blue.
Standout tracks for me are ‘Respect’, ‘I’ve Been Loving You Too Long’ and ‘Ole Man Trouble’, Otis also gives his rough and gruff treatment to covers of ‘My Girl’ by Smokey Robinson and ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ by The Rolling Stones.
He has left an everlasting legacy and has influenced so many artist from Led Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin, The Doors to Janis Joplin, Marvin Gaye and Grateful Dead. This album is a must for any collector of music.