“Love Man” by Otis Redding - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1969Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

It must have been a beautiful thing for Otis Redding fans in the years which followed his tragic plane crash death in December ’67. For three years in-a-row it was as if he was still there with them, as the wealth of unreleased material was slowly and surely mastered and assembled by the studio producers at Atco. The “Love Man” LP stands as one of the most upbeat releases in the Redding catalogue; only “I’ll Let Nothing Separate Us” and “Free Me” represented his trademark soul balladeering. Both are really good additions. There are pleasing moments all over; “Direct Me” is mildly funky and gets me groovin’, “Love Man” is a party stomper and “Look at that Girl” offers pure pop joy on a “Hang on Sloopy” tip. He’s still got me going out of my head. It’s almost like a miracle.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [02:17] 6.3.png Otis Redding - I’m A Changed Man (Otis Redding, Steve Cropper, Louiella Cullipher) Soul
A2 [03:06] 6.6.png Otis Redding - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher (Raynard Miner, Billy Davis, Carl William Smith, Gary Jackson) Soul
A3 [02:19] 6.1.png Otis Redding - That’s A Good Idea (Otis Redding) Soul
A4 [02:54] 7.2.png Otis Redding - I’ll Let Nothing Separate Us (Otis Redding) Soul Ballad
A5 [02:18] 6.7.png Otis Redding - Direct Me (Otis Redding, Steve Cropper) Soul
A6 [02:19] 7.8.png Otis Redding - Love Man (Otis Redding) Soul
B1 [02:48] 5.8.png Otis Redding - Groovin’ Time (Otis Redding, Steve Cropper) Soul
B2 [02:21] 6.0.png Otis Redding - Your Feeling Is Mine (Otis Redding) Soul
B3 [02:28] 6.4.png Otis Redding - Got To Get Myself Together (Otis Redding) Soul
B4 [03:08] 7.1.png Otis Redding - Free Me (Gene Lawson, Otis Redding) Soul Ballad
B5 [02:54] 5.2.png Otis Redding - A Lover’s Question (Brook Benton, Jimmy Williams) Soul
B6 [02:37] 7.9.png Otis Redding - Look At That Girl (Randall Stewart, Edward Morris) Soul

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