Otis Redding’s ‘Pain in My Heart’ is his debut album produced by Jim Stewart and released on January 1, 1964 by Atco Records.
Track Listing : 1.Pain In My Heart (Naomi Neville) – 02:22 . 2.The Dog (Rufus Thomas) – 02:30 . 3.Stand By Me (Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 02:45 . 4.Hey Hey Baby (Otis Redding) – 02:15 . 5.You Send Me (Sam Cooke) – 03:10 . 6.I Need Your Lovin’ (Don Gardner, Clarence Lewis, James Mcdougal, Bobby Robinson) – 02:45 . 7.These Arms Of Mine (Otis Redding) – 02:30 . 8.Louie Louie (Richard Berry) – 02:05 . 9.Something Is Worrying Me (Otis Redding, Phil Walden) – 02:25 . 10.Security (Otis Redding) – 02:30 . 11.That’S What My Heart Needs (Otis Redding) – 02:35 . 12.Lucille (Al Collins, Richard Penniman) – 02:25
Musicians : Booker T. & The Mg’S – Band . Charles “Packy” Axton – Sax (Tenor) . Steve Cropper – Guitar, Piano . Donald “Duck” Dunn – Bass . Al Jackson, Jr. – Drums . Wayne Jackson – Trumpet . Johnny Jenkins – Guitar . Booker T. Jones – Organ, Piano . Floyd Newman – Sax (Baritone) . Lewis Steinberg
Production : Produced By Jim Stewart
Package : Bob Altshuler – Liner Notes . Loring Eutemey – Cover Design
Released On January 1, 1964 By Atco.
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There’s a certain rasp in Redding’s voice and a way by which he holds on to certain words and phrasings that makes his songs, at times, bluesy and ripe with emotion. […]
This album works on so many different levels, that it’s essential listening for at least three categories of buyer — fans of Otis Redding and Stax Records (natch)and more general soul listenersand also anyone serious about their devotion to the work of the Rolling Stones and any other British invasion bands that covered American soul. […]
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Redding was still learning how to write songsand there are a lot of uninteresting covers (“Lucille,” “Louie Louie”) along with a couple of fine originals […]