The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul : Complete & Unbelievable

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レーベル:Elektra / Wea
JAN:0075679170729 売上ランキング:音楽で458076位

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  1. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)
  2. I'm Sick Y'All
  3. Tennessee Waltz
  4. Sweet Lorene
  5. Try A Little Tenderness
  6. Day Tripper
  7. My Lover's Prayer
  8. She Put The Hurt On Me
  9. Ton Of Joy
  10. You're Still My Baby
  11. Hawg For You
  12. Love Have Mercy
With its somewhat grandiose title, the legendary Otis Redding'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 stylized 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)" (his 15th R&B hit single), 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 American original, whether he's giving '50s hit man Chuck Willis's "You're Still My Baby" a workover or breezing through his own almost-joyful "She Put the Hurt on Me." For the benefit of those with limited "knowledge" of Redding's specialized vocal vocabulary, the original album included some sidesplitting definitions of terms such as "gotta-gotta" ("not able to do without it") and "ou" ("ouchless excitement"), and they are reproduced in full on this reissue of what is easily one of Redding's finest recordings. --David Nathan