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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. Pain in My Heart
    2. The Dog
    3. Stand by Me
    4. Hey Hey Baby
    5. You Send Me
    6. I Need Your Lovin'
    7. These Arms of Mine
    8. Louie Louie
    9. Something is Worrying Me
    10. Security
    11. That's What My Heart Needs
    12. Lucille

    • Release Date: 1964
    • Artist: Otis Redding
    • Tracks: The Dog, You Send Me, Pain in My Heart
    • Length (mins): 00:31:52
    • Genres (Music): Soul music, Southern soul
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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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    1. I've Got Dreams to Remember
    2. You Made a Man Out of Me
    3. Nobody's Fault But Mine
    4. Hard to Handle
    5. Thousand Miles Away
    6. The Happy Song (Dum-Dum-De-De-De-Dum-Dum)
    7. Think About It
    8. A Waste of Time
    9. Champagne and Wine
    10. A Fool for You
    11. Amen

    • Release Date: 1968
    • Artist: Otis Redding
    • Tracks: Champagne and Wine, I've Got Dreams to Remember, Amen
    • Length (mins): 00:30:33
    • Genres (Music): Soul music
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    1. I'm A Changed Man
    2. (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher
    3. That's a Good Idea
    4. I'll Let Nothing Separate Us
    5. Direct Me
    6. Love Man
    7. Groovin' Time
    8. Your Feeling is Mine
    9. Got to Get Myself Together
    10. Free Me
    11. A Lover's Question
    12. Look at That Girl

    • Release Date: 1969
    • Artist: Otis Redding
    • Tracks: I'll Let Nothing Separate Us, Got to Get Myself Together, Your Feeling Is Mine
    • Genres (Music): Southern soul, Memphis soul
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