OTIS REDDING


PAIN IN MY HEART
Pain in My Heart (Neville) ‘Ruler of My Heart’ by Irma Thomas [‘63, Minit 666]
The Dog (Thomas) Rufus Thomas [‘63, Stax 130]
Stand By Me (King, Glick) Ben E. King [‘61, Atco 6194]
You Send Me (Cooke) Sam Cooke [‘58, Keen 3-4013]
I Need Your Lovin’ (Robinson, Gardner, McDougal, Lewis) Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford [‘62, Fire 508]
Louie Louie (Berry) Richard Berry [‘57, Flip 321], the Kingsmen [‘63, Wand 143], Paul Revere & the Raiders [‘64, Columbia 42814]
Lucille (Penniman, Collins) Little Richard [‘57, Specialty 598]
THE GREAT OTIS REDDING SINGS SOUL BALLADS
That’s How Strong My Love Is (Jamison) O.V. Wright [‘64, Goldwax 106]
A Woman, a Lover,a Friend (Wyche) Jackie Wilson [‘60, Brunswick 55167]
Nothing Can Change This Love (Cooke) Sam Cooke [‘62, RCA Victor 8088]
It’s Too Late (Willis) [‘56, Atlantic 1098]
For Your Precious Love (Brooks, Butler) Jerry Butler & the Impressions [‘58, Abner 1013]
Home in Your Heart (Scott, Blackwell) Solomon Burke [‘63, Atlantic 2180]
Keep Your Arms Around Me (O.B. McClinton) Charles Mann [’65, Lanor 524]. Mann was a white swamp-pop performer best known for his ‘69 ‘Red, Red Wine.’
OTIS BLUE/OTIS REDDING SINGS SOUL
A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke) Sam Cooke [‘65, RCA Victor 8486]
Down in the Valley (Burke, Berns, Chivian, Martin) Solomon Burke [‘62, Atlantic 2147]
Shake (Sam Cooke) Sam Cooke [‘65, RCA Victor 8486]
My Girl (William Robinson) The Temptations [‘65, Gordy 7038]
Wonderful World (Sam Cooke) Sam Cooke [‘60, Keen 8-2112]
Rock Me Baby (B.B. King, Joe Jones) Lil’ Son Jackson [‘51, ‘Rockin’ and Rollin’’ Imperial 5113], B.B. King [‘64, Kent 393]
Satisfaction (Mick Jagger, Keith Richard) The Rolling Stones [‘65, London 9766]
You Don’t Miss Your Water (William Bell) William Bell [‘62, Stax 116]
THE SOUL ALBUM
It’s Growing (Robinson, Moore) The Temptations [‘65, Gordy 7040]
Cigarettes and Coffee (Thomas, Butler, Walker) Al ‘TNT’ Braggs [‘62, Peacock 1907]
Chain Gang (Cooke, Cooke) Sam Cooke [‘60, RCA Victor 7783]
Nobody Knows You (When You’re Down and Out) (Jimmy Cox) Bobby Leecan as Blind Bobby Baker [‘27, Pathe Actuelle 7533], Bessie Smith [’29, Columbia 14451-D], Pine Top Smith [’29, Vocalion 1256], Nina Simone [‘60, Colpix 158], Sam Cooke [‘61 My Kind of Blues RCA Victor LPM-2392]
Scratch My Back (Moore) Slim Harpo [‘66, Excello 2273]
Treat Her Right (Head) Roy Head [‘65, Back Beat 546]
Everybody Makes a Mistake (Floyd, Isbell) Original? Later by Mitty Collier [‘68, Chess 2050]
634-5789 (Cropper, Floyd) Wilson Pickett [‘66, Atlantic 2320], Eddie Floyd [‘67, Knock On Wood Stax 714]
THE OTIS REDDING DICTIONARY OF SOUL
Tennessee Waltz (Red Stewart, Pee Wee King) Pee Wee King [‘48, RCA Victor 20-2680], Erskine Hawkins [‘50, Coral 60313], Patti Page [‘50, Mercury 5534-X45]
Try a Little Tenderness (Connelly, Woods, Campbell) ) Ray Noble, vocal Val Rosing [‘32, Victor 24263], Bing Crosby [’33, Brunswick 6480], Ted Lewis [‘33, Columbia 2748-D], Ruth Etting [‘33, Melotone 12625], Frank Sinatra [‘46, Columbia 36920 and ‘60 Nice ‘n Easy Capitol SW 1417], Little Miss Cornshucks [’51, Coral 65090], Aretha Franklin [’62, Columbia 42520]
Day Tripper (Lennon, McCartney) The Beatles [‘66, Capitol 5555]
You’re Still My Baby (Chuck Willis) Chuck Willis [‘64, Okeh 7015]
KING AND QUEEN (with Carla Thomas)
Knock on Wood (Cropper, Floyd) Eddie Floyd [‘66, Stax 194]
Let Me Be Good To You (Hayes, Porter, Wells) Carla Thomas [‘66, Stax 188]
Tramp (Lowell Fulsom, James McCracklin, Yasinski) Lowell Fulsom [‘67, Kent 456]
Tell It Like It Is (Davis, Diamond) Aaron Neville [‘66, Par-Lo 101]
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby (Hayes, Porter) [‘67, Stax 210]
Lovey Dovey (Ertegun, King Curtis) The Clovers [‘54, Atlantic 1022], Clyde McPhatter [‘59, Atlantic 2018]
New Year’s Resolution (Catron, Catron, Frierson) Lil’ Son Jackson [‘51, Imperial LP 9142]
It Takes Two (Gaye, Moy, Stevenson) Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston [‘67, Tamla 54141]
Are You Lonely For Me Baby? (Berns) Freddie Scott [‘67, Shout 207]
Bring It On Home To Me (Cooke) Sam Cooke [‘62, RCA Victor 8036]
THE DOCK OF THE BAY
I Love You More Than Words Can Say (Eddie Floyd, Booker T. Jones) Original
The Glory of Love (Billy Hill) Benny Goodman feat. Helen Ward [‘36, Victor 25316], the Five Keys [‘51, Aladdin 3099].
The Huckle-Buck (Roy Alfred, Andy Gibson) Paul Williams [’49, Savoy 683], Roy Milton [’49, Specialty 328], Lionel Hampton [’49, Decca 24652], Tommy Dorsey, featuring Charlie Shavers [’49, Victor 3427], Frank Sinatra [’49, Columbia 38486]; based on ’D Natural Blues’ by Lucky Millinder [’49, RCA Victor 50-0054] and Charlie Parker’s ’Now’s the Time’ [’45, Savoy 573]
THE IMMORTAL OTIS REDDING
You Made a Man Out of Me (Cropper, Parker) Original
A Fool For You (Charles) Ray Charles [‘55, Atlantic 1063]
Amen (traditional) The Impressions [‘64, ABC Paramount 10602], originating in various folk recordings of the late ‘50s (see under 1964 for more details).
LOVE MAN
(You’re Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher (Jackson, Miner, Smith) Jackie Wilson [‘67, Brunswick 55336]
A Lover’s Question (Benton, Williams) Clyde McPhatter [‘58, Atlantic 1199]
Look at That Girl (Morris, Stewart) The Fiestas [‘61, Old Town 1104]
TELL THE TRUTH
Tell the Truth (Pauling) The 5 Royales [‘58, King 5141], Ray Charles [‘60, Atlantic 2068]
Out of Sight (Brown) James Brown [‘64, Smash 1919]
Slippin’ and Slidin’ (Bocage, Collins, Penniman, Smith) Little Richard [‘56, Specialty 572]