King & Queen

King & Queen

by Carla Thomas
     
 

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Otis Redding never recorded a lighter, more purely entertaining record than King & Queen, a collection of duets with Stax labelmate Carla Thomas. In all likelihood inspired by a series of popular duets recorded by Marvin Gaye -- indeed, "It Takes Two," Gaye's sublime collaboration with Kim Weston, is covered here -- the record serves…  See more details below

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Otis Redding never recorded a lighter, more purely entertaining record than King & Queen, a collection of duets with Stax labelmate Carla Thomas. In all likelihood inspired by a series of popular duets recorded by Marvin Gaye -- indeed, "It Takes Two," Gaye's sublime collaboration with Kim Weston, is covered here -- the record serves no greater purpose than to allow Redding the chance to run through some of the era's biggest soul hits, including "Knock on Wood," "Tell It Like It Is,"and "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby," and while clearly not a personal triumph on a par with either Otis Blue or The Dictionary of Soul, the set is still hugely successful on its own terms. Redding and Thomas enjoy an undeniable chemistry, and they play off each other wonderfully; while sparks fly furiously throughout King & Queen, the album's highlight is the classic "Tramp," where their battle of the sexes reaches its fever pitch in supremely witty fashion.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/11/1991
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678225628
catalogNumber:
82256
Rank:
56244

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carla Thomas   Primary Artist,Vocals
Otis Redding   Indexed Contributor,Vocals
Steve Cropper   Guitar
Joe Arnold   Alto Saxophone
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Bass
Isaac Hayes   Keyboards
Wayne Jackson   Trumpet
Booker T. Jones   Keyboards
Andrew Love   Tenor Saxophone
Al Jackson   Drums

Technical Credits

Otis Redding   Composer
Ronnie Stoots   Cover Design
Yves Beauvais   Reissue Producer
Alvertis Isbell   Composer
Carl Wells   Composer
Deanie Parker Catron   Composer

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