Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads, The


Artist: Otis Redding
Label: Volt
Year: 1965
Genre: Soul
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Title Artist Length
That's How Strong My Love Is Otis Redding 2:26::Otis Redding
Chained and Bound Otis Redding 2:42::Otis Redding
A Woman, A Lover, A Friend Otis Redding 3:21::Otis Redding
Your One and Only Man Otis Redding 3:14::Otis Redding
Nothing Can Change This Love Otis Redding 3:04::Otis Redding
It's Too Late Otis Redding 3:03::Otis Redding
For Your Precious Love Otis Redding 2:57::Otis Redding
I Want to Thank You Otis Redding 2:40::Otis Redding
Come to Me Otis Redding 2:50::Otis Redding
Home in Your Heart Otis Redding 2:06::Otis Redding
Keep Your Arms Around Me Otis Redding 2:53::Otis Redding
Mr. Pitiful Otis Redding 2:40::Otis Redding


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The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads, simply referred to as Soul Ballads or Sings Soul Ballads, is the second studio album by American soul singer-songwriter Otis Redding, released in 1965. The album was one of the first issued by Volt Records, a sub-label of Stax Records, and Redding's first on the new label. Like Redding's debut Pain in My Heart, Soul Ballads features both soul classics and originals written by Redding and other Stax Records recording artists. The recording sessions took place at the Stax studios in Memphis. The album features a stereo mixer made by engineer Tom Dowd, replacing the early mono mixer. The album features the Booker T. & the M.G.'s, the horn section Memphis Horns and the pianist Isaac Hayes, who possibly first appeared on this album, although this is disputed, as he was not credited on the liner notes. Unlike Redding's debut album, Sings Soul Ballads was released both on Atlantic's subsidiary Atco Records and Stax's Volt Records. While the album and its singles were moderately successful on the music charts, it includes Redding's first top-ten single, "Mr. Pitiful". The album received mixed critical reception.