‘King & Queen’ by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas is a studio album (her fourth and his sixth and final) released on March 16, 1967 by Stax.
Track Listing : 1.Knock On Wood (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd) – 02:48 . 2.Let Me Be Good To You (Isaac Hayes, David Porter, Carl Wells) – 02:48 . 3.Tramp (Lowell Fulson, Jimmy Mccracklin) – 03:00 . 4.Tell It Like It Is (George Davis, Lee Diamond) – 03:13 . 5.When Something Is Wrong With My Baby (Isaac Hayes, David Porter) – 03:14 . 6.Lovey Dovey (Ahmet Ertegün, Eddie Memphis Curtis) – 02:33 . 7.New Year’S Resolution (Randle Catron, Willie Dean Deanie Parker, Mary Frierson) – 03:14 . 8.It Takes Two (Sylvia Moy, William Mickey Stevenson) – 03:03 . 9.Are You Lonely For Me, Baby? (Bert Berns) – 03:14 . 10.Bring It On Home To Me (Sam Cooke) – 03:14 . 11.Ooh Carla, Ooh Otis (Alvertis Isbell, Otis Redding) – 02:32
Musicians : Otis Redding – Vocals . Carla Thomas – Vocals . Joe Arnold – Alto Saxophone . Steve Cropper – Guitar . Donald Duck Dunn – Bass . Isaac Hayes – Keyboards, Piano . Al Jackson, Jr. – Drums . Wayne Jackson – Trumpet . Booker T. Jones – Keyboards, Piano . Andrew Love – Tenor Saxophone
Production : Produced By Jim Stewart, Booker T. & The Mg’S, Isaac Hayes, David Porter
Package : Ronnie Stoots – Cover Design
Recorded On January 18–24, 1967.
Released On March 16, 1967 By Stax.
Vintage Otis, that’s all; Carla Thomas was never anything special, but with Redding counterposing his rhythms, she sounds like she could scat with Satch himself (well, almost). Enormously vivacious, catchier and funnier that most soul music,… […]
Ostensibly, King & Queen not only allowed Otis and Carla to get their chops into some absolute classics (Knock On Wood, Bring It On Home To Me) but it also let them recreate a Gaye and Weston moment on It takes Two […]
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Really, the main reason to recommend this album is that it has a lightness of tone not to be found on any of Otis’ other albums, few of which are as flat-out fun as this one. That said, most of these songs are overly familiar, … […]