The Best Otis Redding Albums of All Time 

Updated May 24, 2018 253 votes 105 voters 7.1k views 12 items

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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. 

Otis Blue: Otis Redding ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Otis Redding Albums of All Time
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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, + more

Length (mins): 00:33:03

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Funk, Southern soul, Soul blues, + more

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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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Complete & Unbelieva... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Otis Redding Albums of All Time
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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, + more

Length (mins): 00:36:21

Genres (Music): Soul music, Southern soul, Memphis soul

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The Soul Album is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Otis Redding Albums of All Time
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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, + more

Length (mins): 00:34:02

Genres (Music): Soul music, Southern soul, Memphis soul

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