Love Songs

Love Songs

by Otis ReddingOtis Redding


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Sixteen of Redding's more romantically inclined performances, largely taken from minor hit singles and album tracks, although "Try a Little Tenderness," "I've Been Loving You Too Long," "That's How Strong My Love Is," and "Pain In My Heart" are all among his most popular (and best) outings. If Redding had not had such a large and varied output and this actually represented his best material, it would certainly deserve four stars, or perhaps even more. It isn't a best-of, of course, which is why it only receives an average rating, although the music is fine. Certainly it's a good disc (and well annotated by David Nathan), with songs like "My Girl" and "I Love You More Than Words Can Say" that will be unfamiliar to many, but it's hard to imagine who needs it. The committed Otis Redding fan probably has it all, and the Otis Redding dilettante will want a greatest-hits package instead, especially considering that this lacks such essential items as "Dock of the Bay" and "Respect."

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/1998
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0081227295523
catalogNumber: 72955
Rank: 16754


  1. These Arms of Mine
  2. That's What My Heart Needs
  3. Pain in My Heart
  4. That's How Strong My Love Is
  5. For Your Precious Love
  6. Nothing Can Change This Love
  7. I've Been Loving You Too Long
  8. My Girl
  9. Just One More Day
  10. My Lover's Prayer
  11. Try a Little Tenderness
  12. Lovey Dovey
  13. I Love You More Than Words Can Say
  14. A Lover's Question
  15. Love Man
  16. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Otis Redding   Primary Artist,Vocals
Red Garland   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Carl Smith   Composer
Brook Benton   Composer
Jerry Butler   Composer
Sam Cooke   Composer
Steve Cropper   Composer,Producer
Eddie Floyd   Composer
Otis Redding   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
King Curtis   Composer
Jimmy Campbell   Composer
Arthur Brooks   Composer
Richard Brooks   Composer
Hugh Brown   Artwork,Art Direction
Eddie Curtis   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer
Gary Jackson   Composer
Booker T. Jones   Composer
Ted Myers   Editorial Coordinator
Jimmy Williams   Composer
Jim Stewart   Producer
David Nathan   Liner Notes
Raynard Miner   Composer
Elizabeth Pavone   Editorial Coordinator
Ronald White   Composer
Harry Woods   Composer
Reginald Connelly   Composer
Naomi Neville   Composer
McElvoy Robinson   Composer
Roosevelt Jamison   Composer
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research

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