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Dial Otis Songbook

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:28 pm
by Jamie Renton
Original versions and covers of songs associated with Otis Redding. Including a fair few I hadn't heard before. Sly & the Family Stone, Sam & Dave, Ann Peebles...

http://www.mixcloud.com/soulpreachernig ... -songbook/

Re: Dial Otis Songbook

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:55 pm
by NormanD
I think I'd take Tom Jones off for the writer's version of "Johnny Heartbreak"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U-DCZnez9s

Re: Dial Otis Songbook

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:47 pm
by Jamie Renton
Agreed!

I'd also have gone for Jacob Miller's version of "Dock of the Bay" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYMgsXKPfb0
I know it isn't in keeping with the soul focus of the rest of the mix, but it is really very wonderful in its own way.

Re: Dial Otis Songbook

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:35 pm
by Rob Hall
Toots did a nice cover of Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa etc:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbPYmfRCqb8

Re: Dial Otis Songbook

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:34 pm
by Jamie Renton
Toots is the Jamaican Otis

Re: Dial Otis Songbook

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:06 pm
by Rob Hall
Did you ever hear 'Toots in Memphis'? Not the great album it could have been, but this track is a favourite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si3jTIYNGx4

Re: Dial Otis Songbook

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:17 pm
by Jamie Renton
The best track on the album for sure.

How about this? Dave Barker sort of covering "Mr Pitiful" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpLZSwdoTss