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Otis Redding – Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings
Format: 6-CD Boxset / Label: Stax Records
Releasedatum: 28 oktober 2016

Tekst: Iain Patience

I’m not a great fan of many ‘F’ words save for the ubiquitous, essential four-letter variant, but this sixty-four track, six-disc release is simply stunning, fantastic, fabulous fun, fun, fun. Loaded with previously unreleased live tracks, it works sheer magic.

A live 1966 recording from the ubiquitous Whisky A Go Go club in West Hollywood back in the days when soul music was in the ascendency, it has a fair bit of repetition in the tracks. After all, this was Redding at his best, juggling his recorded tracks with his live set on a night-on-night basis for a changing crowd, over three nights, but always aware of their expectations. As a result, some numbers repeat in each of the six discs that comprise the sixty-four track set: Satisfaction from The Stones, RespectMr Pitiful and others that are forever Redding’s, repeat time after time through the batch.

But for all that, this remains a hugely successful release, stacked and packed with Redding’s wonderful voice, deep feeling and understanding. With a reputation for quality, soul music at its very best, this long-overdue Stax release of Redding at his peak is bound to be of interest to all lovers of good soul music. And they won’t be disappointed.

Tracks:
CD 1:
01. Introduction
02. I Can t Turn You Loose
03. Pain in My Heart
04. Good To Me
05. Just One More Day
06. Mr. Pitiful
07. (I Can t Get No) Satisfaction
08. I m Depending on You
09. I ve Been Loving You Too Long
10. Good to Me
11. Security
12. Respect

CD 2:
01. Just One More Day
02. (I Can t Get No) Satisfaction
03. Any Ole Way
04. These Arms of Mine
05. I Can t Turn You Loose
06. Pain in My Heart
07. Good to Me
08. (I Can t Get No) Satisfaction

CD 3:
01. Introduction
02. Mr. Pitiful
03. Good to Me
04. Respect
05. Just One More Day
06. I Can t Turn You Loose
07. Ole Man Trouble
08. (I Can`t Get No) Satisfaction

CD 4:
01. Introduction
02. (I Can t Get No) Satisfaction
03. Any Ole Way
04. I ve Been Loving You Too Long
05. I m Depending on You
06. I Can t Turn You Loose
07. Introduction
08. Security
09. Just One More Day
10. These Arms of Mine
11. (I Can t Get No) Satisfaction
12. I Can t Turn You Loose
13. Chained and Bound
14. Respect

CD 5:
01. Introduction
02. I m Depending on You
03. I Can t Turn You Loose
04. (I Can t Get No) Satisfaction
05. Chained and Bound
06. Just One More Day
07. Any Ole Way
08. I ve Been Loving You Too Long
09. (I Can t Get No) Satisfaction

CD 6:
01. Introduction
02. Destiny
03. Security
04. Good to Me
05. Respect
06. Chained and Bound
07. Mr. Pitiful
08. (I Can t Get No) Satisfaction
09. Ole Man Trouble
10. I Can t Turn You Loose
11. A Hard Day s Night
12. These Arms of Mine
13. Papa s Got a Brand New Bag

Website: Otids Redding


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