Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the June 2001 Issue of Stereophile!
Nobody burrowed more deeply into a song than Otis Redding--hands down, the most emotive, soulful singer the '60s ever produced. Redding's impassioned, sweat-soaked delivery kept him straddling both pop and soul charts until his untimely death in 1967. Here is a High Quality 150 gram vinyl exact reproduction of Dictionary Of Soul from 1966.Everything is taken from the absolute master tapes in the original mono. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fabulous!
"Try a little tenderness" was a Bing Crosby hit from the Thirties until Redding turned it into pure Memphis soul. On Dictionary, he does the same with "Tennessee Waltz" and the Beatles' "Day Tripper," as well as his own ballads, "Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)" and "My Lover's Prayer." - www.rollingstone.com
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song), Im Sick Yall, Tennessee Waltz, Sweet Lorene, Try A Little Tenderness, Day Tripper, My Lovers Prayer, She Put The Hurt On Me, Ton Of Joy, Youre Still My Baby, Hawg For You, Love Have Mercy.