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 . 4.Chain Gang (Sam Cooke) – 03:04 . 5.Nobody Knows You When You’Re Down And Out (James Cox) – 03:11 . 6.Good To Me (Redding, Julius Green) – 03:51 . 7.Scratch My Back (James Moore) – 02:42 . 8.Treat Her Right (Roy Head, Gene Kurtz) – 02:11 . 9.Everybody Makes A Mistake (Eddie Floyd, Alvertis Isbell) – 03:23 . 10.Any Ole Way (Otis Redding, Steve Cropper) – 02:34 . 11.634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd) – 02:49

Musicians : Otis Redding – Vocals . Charles Packy Axton – Tenor Sax . Andrew Love – Tenor Sax . Floyd Newman – Baritone Sax . Sammie Coleman – Trumpet . Wayne Jackson – Trumpet . Gene Miller – Trumpet . Isaac Hayes – Keyboards, Piano . Steve Cropper – Guitar . Donald Dunn – Bass . Al Jackson, Jr. – Drums

Production : Produced By Jim Stewart, Booker T. & The Mg’S, Isaac Hayes, David Porter

Recorded November 1965-August 1966.

Released On April 1, 1966 By Volt/Atco.

(Source Otis Redding – The Soul Album | Official Site)


Scott’s Rock and Soul Album Reviews
Although bereft of signature songs, a.k.a. “greatest hits,” The Soul Album was another consistently strong collection from an artist and backing band in their collective prime. “Just One More Day,” a slow, sparse, pleading ballad in Otis’ best style, is the albums only hit, but in some ways that just makes it more special as most of these songs aren’t all that well known – but they are well worth getting to know. […]

Akarik @ RateYourMusic
I once told a friend that I would willingly marry Otis Redding‘s voice. Now while this is true, she couldn’t wrap her head around the existence of the desire, the fact that it was impossible and also the joking manner in which it was said. […]

Otis Redding‘s talent began to surge, across songs and their stylesand absorbing them , with the recording of The Soul Album. In contrast to The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads, which was an advance over its predecessor but still a body of 12 songs of varying styles and textures, rising to peaks and never falling before an intense, soulful mid-range, […]


Otis Redding‘s ‘The Soul Album’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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