The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul Complete & Unbelievable..
Complete & Unbelievable... The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul: Otis Redding: Music. Complete & Unbelievable... The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul: Otis Redding: Music. Product Description [Note: This product is an authorized, licensed CD and is manufactured on demand] 。 Amazon.ca With its somewhat grandiose title, the legendary 's fifth album maintained much of the same formula that had been used on his previous recordings for the Stax subsidiary label Volt, combining some fine Redding- penned originals with the stylised vocalist's interpretations of others' material. While Redding always lent his own special raw, gospel-edged stamp to everything from the Beatles' perky "Day Tripper" to a slowed-down, unparalleled reading of the pop standard "Tennessee Waltz", it was on his own songs--such gems as "Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)", the plaintive "Ton of Joy", and the bluesy "Hawg for You"--that Redding was at his soulful best. That said, nothing quite compares to how he turned another pop classic, "Try a Little Tenderness", into an emotive opus that became a showstopper wherever he appeared during his tragically short-lived four years as a hit-making recording artist. As an example of the horn-driven Memphis sound, Dictionary of Soul is an excellent reference and Redding is in peak form as a true original, whether he's giving 1950s hit man Chuck Willis's "You're Still My Baby" a work over or breezing through his own almost-joyful "She Put the Hurt on Me". For the benefit of those with limited "knowledge" of Redding's specialised vocal vocabulary, the original album included some side-splitting definitions of terms such as "gotta-gotta" ("not able to do without it") and "ou" ("ouchless excitement"). They are all reproduced in full on this reissue of what is easily one of Redding's finest recordings. --David Nathan 。 。 。