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The Best Otis Redding Albums of All Time

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Otis Redding is known to many as one of the best male vocalists of all time. List of the best Otis Redding albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Otis Redding discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Otis Redding albums can be found at the start of the list. Redding was an American soul and R&B singer whose career was tragically cut short in a plane crash at the age of 26. Released after his death, The Dock of the Bay became the first posthumous album to top the UK charts; the namesake single was the first No. 1 of its kind on the American charts, too. 

To make it easy for you, we haven't included Otis Redding singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Otis Redding album isn't ranked highly enough, then be sure to vote for it so it receives proper credit. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Otis Redding album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the best Otis Redding album of all time, this list will answer your questions. It features albums like Pain in My Heart, Love Man, and The Immortal Otis Redding. This list of popular Otis Redding CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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    1. Ole Man Trouble
    2. Respect
    3. Change Gonna Come
    4. Down in the Valley
    5. I've Been Loving You Too Long
    6. Shake
    7. My Girl
    8. Wonderful World
    9. Rock Me Baby
    10. Satisfaction
    11. You Don't Miss Your Water

    • Release Date: 1965
    • Artist: Otis Redding
    • Tracks: Shake, Respect, Ole Man Trouble
    • Length (mins): 00:33:03
    • Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Funk, Southern soul, Soul blues
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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

    • Release Date: 1966
    • Artist: Otis Redding
    • Tracks: Tennessee Waltz, Love Have Mercy, Day Tripper
    • Length (mins): 00:36:21
    • Genres (Music): Soul music, Southern soul, Memphis soul
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    The Dock of the Bay

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    1. (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
    2. I Love You More Than Words Can Say
    3. Let Me Come on Home
    4. Open the Door
    5. Don't Mess with Cupid
    6. The Glory of Love
    7. I'm Coming Home
    8. Tramp
    9. The Huckle-Buck
    10. Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out)
    11. Ole Man Trouble

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    • 1. Just One More Day
      2. It's Growing
      3. Cigarettes and Coffee
      4. Chain Gang
      5. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
      6. Good to Me
      7. Scratch My Back
      8. Treat Her Right
      9. Everybody Makes a Mistake
      10. Any Ole Way
      11. 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)

      • Release Date: 1966
      • Artist: Otis Redding
      • Tracks: Everybody Makes a Mistake, Just One More Day, Any Ole Way
      • Length (mins): 00:34:02
      • Genres (Music): Soul music, Southern soul, Memphis soul
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