Dreams to Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology

Dreams to Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology

by Otis Redding
     
 
Otis Redding and Carla Thomas talk to each other during their funky 1967 hit duet, "Tramp." "Otis, you're country," says Thomas. "That's all right," he replies. Indeed, the rural twang in Redding's galvanizing voice gives it the kind of personality found in only the finest singers. DREAMS TO REMEMBER is a well-chosen two-disc version of the four-disc THE DEFINITIVE

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Otis Redding and Carla Thomas talk to each other during their funky 1967 hit duet, "Tramp." "Otis, you're country," says Thomas. "That's all right," he replies. Indeed, the rural twang in Redding's galvanizing voice gives it the kind of personality found in only the finest singers. DREAMS TO REMEMBER is a well-chosen two-disc version of the four-disc THE DEFINITIVE OTIS REDDING. It starts with "Shout Bamalama," the sort of up-tempo tune Rdding sang to shake butts, and "These Arms of Mine," the type of soul ballad he sang to touch the heart. Redding was a gifted songwriter as well as a singer, with "Respect" probably his most famous tune (thanks to the Aretha Franklin version). Included are a number of classics he penned himself or with others -- "I've Been Loving You Too Long," "Mr. Pitiful," and "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay." The latter was recorded just days before Redding died in a 1967 plane crash, and it became the singer's biggest hit. Earlier that year, he'd begun to attract a white audience after wowing the hippies at the Monterey Pop Festival; fittingly, the second disc of this collection concludes with five exhilarating tracks of Redding in concert.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Dreams to Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology presents an interesting dilemma. Certainly, the music on the double-disc set is superb -- all of his hits are here, along with a wealth of great album tracks and five live cuts from the Monterey International Pop Festival. The question is, was the collection necessary? Casual listeners who just want the hits will be satisfied with the excellent The Very Best of Otis Redding, Vol. 1, while those who want to dig deeper will find the four-disc box Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding essential, or will opt for the actual albums. Dreams to Remember falls somewhere between the two extremes, containing too much music for the casual listener and not being extensive enough for serious listeners. Perhaps realizing this, Rhino added several tracks here that weren't featured on the box set, but any true collector will have these songs on the original albums. So, Dreams to Remember is in limbo -- a fine collection that isn't really necessary. It's not a bad choice, to be sure, but The Very Best of Otis Redding, Vol. 1 and Otis! are better choices, depending on your tastes.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/18/1998
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0081227547127
catalogNumber:
75471

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Shout Bamalama
  2. These Arms of Mine
  3. That's What My Heart Needs
  4. Pain in My Heart
  5. Come to Me
  6. Security
  7. Chained and Bound
  8. Mr. Pitiful
  9. That's How Strong My Love Is
  10. I've Been Loving You Too Long
  11. Respect
  12. Ole Man Trouble
  13. Change Is Gonna Come
  14. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
  15. Down in the Valley
  16. Shake
  17. My Girl
  18. You Don't Miss Your Water
  19. Cupid
  20. I Can't Turn You Loose
  21. Just One More Day
  22. My Lover's Prayer
  23. Cigarettes and Coffee
  24. It's Growing
  25. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)
  26. Try a Little Tenderness

Disc 2

  1. You Left the Water Running
  2. Trick or Treat
  3. Tramp
  4. Lovey Dovey
  5. Let Me Come on Home
  6. I Love You More Than Words Can Say
  7. Merry Christmas, Baby
  8. The Glory of Love
  9. Tell the Truth
  10. I've Got Dreams to Remember
  11. The Happy Song (Dum-Dum)
  12. Hard to Handle
  13. Amen
  14. Direct Me
  15. Love Man
  16. Look at That Girl
  17. I'm a Changed Man
  18. The Match Game
  19. (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay
  20. Shake
  21. Respect
  22. I've Been Loving You Too Long
  23. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
  24. Try a Little Tenderness

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Otis Redding   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
William Bell   Background Vocals
Steve Cropper   Bass,Guitar,Piano
Carla Thomas   Track Performer
Wayne Cochran   Bass
Johnny Jenkins   Guitar
Joe Arnold   Tenor Saxophone
Charles "Packy" Axton   Tenor Saxophone
Gilbert Caples   Tenor Saxophone
Ben Cauley   Trumpet
Sammie Coleman   Trumpet
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Bass
Isaac Hayes   Organ,Piano
Rick Hall   Drums
Wayne Jackson   Trumpet
Booker T. Jones   Organ,Guitar,Piano
Andrew Love   Tenor Saxophone
Gene Miller   Trumpet
Floyd Newman   Baritone Saxophone
Gene Parker   Tenor Saxophone
David Porter   Background Vocals
Lewis Steinberg   Bass
Phil Walden   Tambourine
Tommy Williams   Tenor Saxophone
Al Jackson   Drums

Technical Credits

Charles Brown   Composer
Lowell Fulson   Composer
Jimmy McCracklin   Composer
Solomon Burke   Composer
Jerry Butler   Composer
Steve Cropper   Composer
Eddie Floyd   Composer
Otis Redding   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Jimmy Campbell   Composer
Sandy Stewart   Composer
James Austin   Liner Notes
Bert Berns   Composer
Hugh Brown   Artwork,Art Direction
Booker T. Jones   Composer
Joe Martin   Composer
Warren "Pete" Moore   Composer
Gary Peterson   Discographical Annotation
Eddie Thomas   Composer
Jay Walker   Composer
Johnny Moore   Composer
Al Jackson   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes
Ronald White   Composer
Zelma Redding   Composer
Lou Baxter   Composer
Joe Rock   Composer
Babe Chivian   Composer
Roosevelt Jamison   Composer
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research
E. Morris   Composer
Johnny Moore   Composer
Warren Moore   Composer

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