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Otis Redding - Pain In My Heart (1964/1991)
Posted By : franklee | Date : 13 Oct 2021 03:58 | Comments : 3
Otis Redding - Pain In My Heart (1964/1991)

Otis Redding - Pain In My Heart
Atlantic & Atco Remasters | 1964/1991 | R&B, Soul | 31:43 | Flac - EAC, Cue, Log | MP3 - CBR 320 kbps | 136 MB & 70 MB

Recorded between 1962 and January 1964. Originally released on Atco (33-161).

Digitally remastered by Bill Inglot and Dan Hersch (DigiPrep).

After Otis Redding made his mark on the Top 100 pop charts with his Fall 1963 single "Pain In My Heart," he released a debut album of the same name the following year that showed this Georgia soul singer to be no flash in the pan. The bulk of PAIN is covers that either pay homage to influences like Sam Cooke ("You Send Me") and Little Richard ("Lucille") or ride on the coattails of recent hits by Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford ("I Need Your Lovin') and the Kingsmen ("Louie Louie"). Although Redding's interpretive skills were impressive, his early, self-penned material such as "These Arms Of Mine" and "That What My Heart Needs" were an even greater representation of his burgeoning talent. Apparently fans of soul agreed--both songs made the Top 30 on the R&B charts.

Producer: Jim Stewart.
Reissue producer: Yves Beauvais.
Personnel: Otis Redding (vocals); Johnny Jenkins (guitar); Charles "Packy" Axton (tenor saxophone); Floyd Newman (baritone saxophone); Wayne Jackson (trumpet).

Booker T. & The MG's: Booker T. Jones (piano, organ); Steve Cropper (guitar, piano); Donald "Duck" Dunn, Lewis Steinberg (bass); Al Jackson Jr (drums).

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 listeners, and also anyone serious about their devotion to the work of the Rolling Stones and any other British invasion bands that covered American soul. Pain In My Heart was practically a road map to Mick Jagger and any number of other would-be white soul shouters in the UK, not just on the title track but also numbers like the hard rocking "Hey Hey Baby". For someone only 22 years old at the time of these sessions, and just two years past his first 45 rpm record, Redding exudes astonishing power, energy and boldness, though it's all packaged with greater restraint than his subsequent records did. This was the only LP that Redding recorded during the lifetime of his idol, Sam Cooke, and his version of "You Send Me" is the least stylized of any of his renditions of Cooke's songs -- later on, after Cooke's death, he would throw more of himself into it. The very fact that he was covering Cooke's soul classic shows an essential difference between Redding's and Cooke's early LPs; as Redding was on a soul label, no one tried to make him into a pop singer as that'd done at RCA with Cooke -- thus, he was running on all cylinders right out of the starting gate, though he wouldn't get really interesting or show his full depth until two albums later. But even covering Rufus Thomas's "The Dog", Richard Berry's "Louie Louie", Little Richard's "Lucille", or Ben E. King's "Stand By Me", he's already doing 70% of what we came to expect from Otis Redding in the years ahead -- his writing, apart from "Security", "These Arms Of Mine" and "That's What My Heart Needs", was still somewhat less than memorable, but this is still a first-rate debut and a must-own CD.


01. Pain In My Heart 02:24
02. The Dog 02:36
03. Stand By Me 02:52
04. Hey Hey Baby 02:47
05. You Send Me 03:15
06. I Need Your Lovin' 02:53
07. These Arms Of Mine 02:34
08. Louie Louie 02:07
09. Something Is Worrying Me 02:29
10. Security 02:37
11. That's What My Heart Needs 02:41
12. Lucille 02:28

Posted By: alkarr Date: 27 Oct 2021 22:35
Thank You!
Posted By: LeHook Date: 27 Nov 2021 12:40
Fantasic for me, franklee!
Thanks a million. :)
Posted By: micafil Date: 20 Jan 2022 07:47
Merci a tous.

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