Volt publish Otis Redding’s third album : ‘Otis Blueː’ featuring ‘I’ve Been Loving You Too Long,’ ‘Satisfaction’ and ‘Respect’ (1965)

Otis Redding's 'Otis Blue' is his third studio album featuring 'I've Been Loving You Too Long,' 'Satisfaction' and 'Respect,' produced by Jim Stewart and Steve Cropper and released on September 15, 1965 by Volt1 . Respect 2 . Respect 3 . I've Been Loving You Too Long (1967.06.17, Monterey, Ca) 4 . Shake ("Ready, Steady, Go!", 1966) 5 . Shake (w/ Eric Burdon & Chris Farlowe, 1966) 6 . My…

Otis Redding closes day two at Monterey Pop Festival (1967)

June 17, 1967 - is the second day of the "Monterey International Pop Music Festival" in California. On today's bill : Canned Heat, Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, Hugh Masekela, Jefferson Airplane, Booker T. & the M.G.s, Otis Redding and many more

Volt release Otis Redding’s fourth album ‘The Soul Album’ recorded with Isaac Hayes and Booker T & the MGs (1966)

Otis Redding's 'The Soul Album' is his fourth studio album featuring among other session men Isaac Hayes and Booker T & the MGs released on April 1, 1966 by Volt/Atco.Track Listing : 1.Just One More Day (Otis Redding, Steve Cropper, Mcelvoy Robinson) - 03:31 . 2.It'S Growing (Smokey Robinson, Warren Pete Moore) - 02:47 . 3.Cigarettes And Coffee (Jerry Butler, Eddie Thomas, Jay Walker) - 03:53…

Otis Redding records ‘Live in Europe’ at the Olympia Theatre in Paris (1957)

Otis Redding's 'Live in Europe' is his first and unique live album recorded at the Olympia Theatre in Paris on March 21, 1967 and released during his lifetime by Volt/Atco..Track Listing : 1.Respect (Otis Redding) - 03:00 . 2.Can'T Turn You Loose (Otis Redding) - 03:20 . 3.I'Ve Been Loving You Too Long (Jerry Butler, Otis Redding) - 03:40 . 4.My Girl (Smokey Robinson, Ronald White) - 02:44 .…

Stax publish ‘King & Queen’ by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas (1967)

'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) -…

Volt/Atco publish ‘The Dock of the Bay,’ the first posthumous Otis Redding’s album (1968)

Otis Redding's 'The Dock of the Bay' is his seventh (and first posthumous) album recorded at Stax Studio and released on February 23, 1968 by Volt/Atco.Track Listing : 1.(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay (Steve Cropper, Otis Redding) - 02:38 . 2.I Love You More Than Words Can Say (Eddie Floyd, Booker T. Jones) - 02:50 . 3.Let Me Come On Home (Al Jacobson, Jr., Booker T. Jones, Otis Redding) - 02:53…

Atco Records publish Otis Redding’s debut album : ‘Pain in My Heart’ (1964)

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,…

We remember Otis Redding. ‘Loving Him So Long’

This day (December 10, 1967), in Madison, Wisconsin, died Otis Redding, an American soul singer and songwriter.Tracklist : 1 . Try A Little Tenderness 2 . I’Ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) 3 . Satisfaction (1966) 4 . I CanT Turn You Loose 5 . Shake (At Ready Steady Go , 1966) 6 . Mr. Pitiful 7 . My Girl 8 . Olympia (1966) Tracklist : Try A Little Tenderness . These Arms Of Mine . The…

On TV today, Otis Redding on ‘Upbeat’ (1967)

December 9, 1967 - Otis Redding and his band, The Bar-Kays appear on TV musical variety show "Upbeat", produced in Cleveland, Ohio. After the show, they fly to Madison, Wisconsin where they are to play tomorrow night at the "Factory."

This week In Soul Artists 49/52

Otis Redding, Macy Gray, Shalamar, The Temptations, George Clinton, James Brown, Queen Latifah, Beyoncé, Martha Reeves, The Vandellas, Ike and Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Charlie Wilson

This week In Soul Artists 37/52

Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, LaBelle, Raphael Saadiq, Destiny's Child, Bobby Womack, Tina Turner, New Edition, Erykah Badu, Nina Simone, Anita Baker, Lionel Richie

This week In Soul Artists 24/52

Bobby Womack, Otis Redding, Rhiannon Giddens, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Ayo, Champion Jack Dupree, King Curtis, The Temptations, Guy, Toni Braxton, Chaka Khan, Isley Brothers

This week In Male Balladeers 50/52

George Benson, Tom Verlaine, D'Angelo, George Michael, Glen Hansard, Keith Urban, Otis Redding, Brian Molko, David Clayton~Thomas, Ben Howard, Morrissey, Neil Diamond

This week In Soul Artists 50/52

Rufus Thomas, Bobby Womack, Otis Redding, D'Angelo, Gladys Knight, Sam Cooke, Donna Summer, Eartha Kitt, Bettye LaVette, Roberta Flack, Peabo Bryson, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Nancy Wilson

Happy Birthday Jay Z

December 4, 1969 - Shawn Corey Carter better known as Jay-Z, American rapper is 53. Happy Birthday SirTracklist : 1 . Ni**As In Paris (w/ Kanye West) 2 . Otis (w/ Kanye West, Otis Redding) 3 . Apes**T (w/ The Carters) 4 . The Story Of O.J. 5 . Song Cry 6 . Numb/Encore (w/ Linkin Park) 7 . Excuse Me Miss (w/ Pharrell) 8 . Dirt Off Your Shoulder 9 . Big Pimpin' (w/ Ugk) 10 . I Just Wanna Love U…

Atlantic publish The Blues Brothers’ first album : ‘Briefcase Full of Blues,’ recorded live in Los Angeles (1978)

The Blues Brothers' 'Briefcase Full of Blues' is their first album released on November 28, 1978 by Atlantic Records.1 . Can't Turn You Loose / Peter Gunn Theme 2 . Can't Turn You Loose 3 . Hey Bartender 4 . Messin' With The Kid 5 . Messin With The Kid ("Blues Brothers On Parole And In Concert") 6 . (I Got Everything I Need) Almost (Live ) 7 . Rubber Biscuit 8 . Shotgun Blues 9 . Groove Me…

Wu-Tang Clan release their debut album : ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’ (1993)

Wu-Tang Clan 's 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' is their debut studio album produced by group's leader RZA released on November 9, 1993, by Loud 1 . Can It Be All So Simple (Official Video) 2 . Da Mystery Of Chessboxin' (Official Video) 3 . C.R.E.A.M. (Official Video) 4 . Method Man (Official Video) 5 . Protect Ya Neck (Official Video) Track Listing : 1.Bring Da Ruckus (Rza, Ghostface Killah,…

Al Green releases his fifth album : ‘I’m Still in Love with You’ featuring ‘Love and Happiness’ (1972)

Al Green's 'I'm Still in Love with You' is his fifth studio album released on October 23, 1972 by Hi.1 . I'm still in love with you 2 . Love and Happiness (Live) 3 . Love and Happiness (on "Soul!," 1972) 4 . Simply Beautiful {Live, Acoustic} 5 . Simply Beautiful 6 . For The Good Times 7 . Look What You Done For Me (Live) Track Listing : 1.I'M Still In Love With You (Al Green, Al Jackson, Jr.,…

Happy Birthday Steve Cropper. ‘Colonel Steve’

This day (October 21, 1941), in Dora, Missouri, is born Steve Cropper, an American guitarist, best known for his work at Stax Record with Booker T. & the M.G.'s, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave and moreTracklist : 1 . Fire It Up (2021) 2 . w/ Benjamin Booker – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay (2018) 3 . w/ Dave Mason – Can’t Find My Way Home (2018) 4 . w/The Animals – Time Is Tight (2013) 5 .…

RCA publish ‘Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics,’ her thirty eigth album (2014)

'Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics' is her thirty eigth studio album featuring ten covers of songs made famous by female artists and released on October 17, 2014 by Rca.Track Listing : 1.At Last (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 03:53 . 2.Rolling In The Deep (Adele Adkins, Nickolas Ashford, Paul Epworth, Valerie Simpson) - 04:00 . 3.Midnight Train To Georgia (James Weatherly) - 04:21 .…

Arista publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Aretha’ (1980)

Aretha Franklin's 'Aretha' is an album (her second album with this title) released in October 1980 by Arista Records.Track Listing : 1.Come To Me (Willard Eugene Price) - 03:42 . 2.I Can'T Turn You Loose (Otis Redding) - 03:55 . 3.United Together (Phil Perry, Chuck Jackson) - 05:02 . 4.Take Me With You (Phil Perry, Terry Coleman, Chuck Jackson) - 04:05 . 5.Whatever It Is (Mark Gary, Eddie Setser,…

We remember Aretha Franklin. ‘Long Live The Queen, she lives forever’

This day (August 16, 2018), in Detroit, died Aretha Franklin a.k.a. the Queen of Soul, American Soul singer.Tracklist : 1 . You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman (Kennedy Center, 2015) 2 . Bridge Over Troubled Water (2011) 3 . Nessun Dorma (1998) 4 . w/ Patti Labelle & Mary J Blige - Essence Awards 5 . w/ Michael Mc Donald - Ever Changing Times 6 . Do right woman do right man (1988) 7 .…

Jive publish ‘Homebase’ by DJ Jazzy Jeff & Will Smith a.k.a. The Fresh Prince (1991)

'Homebase' by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince is their fourth studio album released on July 23, 1991 by Jive/RCA .1 . Summertime 2 . The Things That U Do 3 . Ring My Bell Track Listing : 1.I'M All That (Rick James, Will Smith, Jeff Townes) - 03:44 . . 2.Summertime (Robert "Kool" Bell, George "Funky" Brown, Robert "Spike" Mickens, Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Claydes Smith, Alton…

James Brown starts the recording of ‘Live At The Apollo, Volume II’ (1967)

James Brown's 'Live At The Apollo, Volume II' is a live double album (follow-up to his 1963 'Live at the Apollo') recorded on June 24–25, 1967 and released in August 1968 by King.1 . Cold Sweat (Apollo Theater, March 1968) 2 . Kansas City (Apollo Theater, March 1968) Track Listing : 1.Introduction To The James Brown Show (James Brown) - 00:31 . 2.Think (Lowman Pauling) - 02:55 . 3.I Wanna Be…

Janis Joplin rocks day two at Monterey Pop Festival (1967)

June 17, 1967 - is the second day of the "Monterey International Pop Music Festival" in California. On today's bill : Canned Heat, Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, Hugh Masekela, Jefferson Airplane, Booker T. & the M.G.s, Otis Redding and many more

Happy Birthday Ye (Kanye West)

June 8, 1977 - American rapper, Kanye Omari West simply known as Kanye West and even more simply as Ye is 45. Happy Birthday SirTracklist : 1 . I Love It (w/ Adele Givens, Lil Pump) 2 . FourFiveSeconds (w/ Rihanna, Paul McCartney) 3 . Stronger 4 . Ni**as In Paris (w/ Jay-Z) 5 . Forever (w/ Drake, Lil Wayne, Eminem) 6 . Gold Digger (w/ Jamie Foxx) 7 . All Of The Lights (w/ Rihanna, Kid Cudi) 8 .…

Happy Birthday Eric Burdon. ‘Once An Animal’

This day (May 11, 1941), in Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, is born Eric Burdon, an English singer best known as vocalist of The Animals, and War.Digest Tracklist : w/ Paint In Black (2019) . Spill the Wine (2017) . It's My Life (2015) . When I Was Young (2013) . w/ The Animals - House of The Rising Sun (2011) . Mother Earth Live (2006) . When I Was Young (1998) . w/ Brian Auger Band - Tobacco…

Robert Cray releases ‘In My Soul,’ his twenty first album produced by Steve Jordan (2014)

Robert Cray's 'In My Soul' is his twenty first album produced by Steve Jordan and released on April 1, 2014 by Provogue.Track Listing : 1.You Move Me (Robert Cray) - 04:21 . 2.Nobody'S Fault But Mine (Otis Redding) - 02:39 . 3.Fine Yesterday (Robert Cray) - 04:31 . 4.Your Good Thing Is About To End (Isaac Hayes, David Porter) - 05:34 . 5.I Guess I'Ll Never Know (Les Falconer, Jeff Paris, Rick…

Joe Cocker records ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ at Fillmore East with Leon Russell et al (1970)

Joe Cocker's 'Mad Dogs & Englishmen' is a live album recorded on March 27–28, 1970 at Fillmore East, New York City and released in August 1970 by A&M.Track Listing : 1.Honky Tonk Women (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) - 03:47 . 2.Sticks And Stones (Titus Turner, Henry Glover) - 02:37 . 3.Cry Me A River (Arthur Hamilton) - 04:00 . 4.Bird On The Wire (Leonard Cohen) - 06:37 . 5.Feelin' Alright…

This week In Soul Artists 12/52

Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Earth, Wind, Fire, The Temptations, Chaka Khan, Barry White, Otis Redding, Macy Gray, Beverley Knight, Usher, Arrested Development, Parliament Funkadelic . They are the Soul Artists selected among the 367 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Stevie Wonder . Cold Chill Lifted from : Stevie Wonder releases…

Eric Clapton publishes ‘Old Sock,’ his twentieth album (2013)

Eric Clapton's 'Old Sock' is the twentieth studio album released on March 12, 2013 by Surfdog.Track Listing : 1.Further On Down The Road (Jesse Edwin Davis Iii, Taj Mahal) - 05:45 . 2.Angel (J.J. Cale) - 03:54 . 3.The Folks Who Live On The Hill (Jerome Kern) - 03:47 . 4.Gotta Get Over (Eric Clapton) - 04:38 . 5.Till Your Well Runs Dry (Peter Tosh) - 04:43 . 6.All Of Me (Gerald Marks / Seymour…

Aretha Franklin releases her twelfth album : ‘I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You’ featuring ‘Respect’ (1967)

Aretha Franklin's 'I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You' feat. 'Respect. is her twelfth studio album released on March 10, 1967 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Respect (Otis Redding) - 02:29 . 2.Drown In My Own Tears (Henry Glover) - 04:07 . 3.I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) (Ronnie Shannon) - 02:51 . 4.Soul Serenade (Curtis Ousley, Luther Dixon) - 02:39 . 5.Don'T Let Me Lose This Dream…

Aretha Franklin, backed by King Curtis & the Kingpins, tapes ‘Aretha Live at Fillmore West’ (1971)

Aretha Franklin's 'Aretha Live at Fillmore West' is her second live album recorded on March 5–7, 1971 and released on May 19, 1971 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Respect (Otis Redding) - 03:53 . 2.Love The One You'Re With (Stephen Stills) - 04:15 . 3.Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon) - 05:55 . 4.Eleanor Rigby (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 02:33 . 5.Make It With You (David Gates) - 04:33 .…

This month In ’60s Throwback’ 01/12

Aretha Franklin, Buffalo Springfield, Steppenwolf, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Wilson Pickett, Jefferson Airplane, Otis Redding, Dusty Springfield, Pink Floyd, Soft Machine They are the " '60s Throwback'" performers selected among the 1217 Posts we publish this month. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Aretha Franklin . Chain of…

We Remember Paul Kantner

January 28, 2016 - Mr.Paul Kantner, American guitarist, co-founder of Jefferson Airplane and its offspring, Jefferson Starship passed away aged 74. He is remembered.Jefferson Airplane's 'Surrealistic Pillow' feat. 'Somebody to Love' is their second (but the first with Grace Slick and Spencer Dryden) album, recorded during November 1966 in Hollywood, California and released on February 1, 1967,…

The Black Crowes release their debut album : ‘Shake Your Money Maker’ featuring ‘Hard to Handle’ and ‘She Talks to Angels’ (1990)

The Black Crowes' 'Shake Your Money Maker' is their debut studio album produced by George Drakoulias and released on January 24, 1990 by Def American Recordings.Track Listing : 1.Twice As Hard (Chris Robinson, Rich Robinson) - 04:09 . 2.Jealous Again (Chris Robinson, Rich Robinson) - 04:35 . 3.Sister Luck (Chris Robinson, Rich Robinson) - 05:13 . 4.Could I'Ve Been So Blind (Chris Robinson, Rich…

Atlantic publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Young, Gifted and Black’ (1972)

Aretha Franklin's 'Young, Gifted and Black' is an album (its title being borrowed from the Nina Simone song 'To Be Young, Gifted and Black) released on January 24, 1972 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Oh Me Oh My (I'M A Fool For You Baby) (Jim Doris) - 03:42 . 2.Day Dreaming (Aretha Franklin) - 04:00 . 3.Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin) - 03:15 . 4.Young, Gifted And Black (Nina Simone) - 03:34 . 5.All…