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Tell the Truth [Import]

Otis ReddingAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)


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Born in Dawson, Ga., Otis Redding, Jr. and his family moved to Macon when he was five years old. At an early age he began his career as a singer and musician in the choir of the Vineville Baptist Church. Otis attended Ballard Hudson High School and participated in the school band. Determined to help his family financially, he began to compete in the Douglass Theatre talent shows for the ... Read more in Amazon's Otis Redding Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 18, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Wea International
  • ASIN: B000008JUZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,149 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Demonstration
2. Tell The Truth
3. Out Of Sight
4. Give Away None Of My Love
5. Wholesale Love
6. Johnny's Heartbreak
7. Snatch A Little Piece
8. Slippin' And Slidin'
9. Match Game
10. Little Time
11. Swingin' On A String

Editorial Reviews

Out of print in the U.S.! UK CD pressing of this 1970 release from the Soul belter. While Otis Redding died in 1967, just as he was achieving the success he so richly deserved, his recorded output proves that his talents were in full force even before the world began to take notice. This album was released posthumously and consists of recordings that Otis had been making in 1967. Features 12 tracks including 'Out Of Sight', 'I Got The Will' and 'Tell The Truth. Warner.

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5.0 out of 5 stars hey, it's otis Redding January 18, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is the album I take to that deserted island. Otis Redding was incapable of making a bad record, but this one, this one is brilliant. The fact that it's better heard than adequately described by anyone, won't stop me from trying. A little on the pop side and not the Otis of 'These Arms of Mine', it's still deep pocket, extremely affecting southern soul music.

I've been listening to this for way over 30 years and damn if it isn't better now than it was then.

Every song got an ear candy hook and brothers and sisters I say unto thee, that tracks 4-5 and 6 are three of the best songs he -or anybody- ever did.....that 'Slippin' and Slidin' cuts the original, and 'Match Game' and 'Swingin' on a String' are as good as 4-5 and 6. Ain't nothing wrong with the one's not mentioned either.

I Love Destiny's Child, Cray, Lucky Peterson, Ricky Fante', Alicia, Prince....good is good, but this album is incomparable. 50 stars if they had it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars His last and maybe his best! January 21, 2014
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Released after his death, these sessions with the MG's and the Memphis Horns are one of his best. This album contains 12 of his not so well known numbers. The best here for me, the title track " Tell the truth"... unbelievable!!!
R.I.P. Otis...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly on of Otis’s best records February 18, 2013
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As I am not so much into Otis’ ballads, this record meets exactly my taste. It grooves, it swings and shouts. In a word. Perfect.
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By the time this collection of Otis Redding recordings came out Stax and Atlantic records were not kissin' cousins (Their partnership had been broken for over a year now), so it's safe to say Jim Stewart & Steve Cropper didn't go the extra mile to 'Deliver' Atlantic a masterpiece collection of Unreleased Otis Redding material, Plus Otis had been dead for 3 years! There were NO BILLBOARD CHARTED SINGLES from this collection. Some of the tracks were Very Dated: "Out Of Sight", "Johnny's Heartbreak" BOTH from early 1964-1965. "A Little Time" (Mid 1965). To make matters worse "Snatch A Little Piece" is a later version of "A Little Time"! How the good folks at Atlantic let that one slip by, we'll never know. There's not ONE Otis Redding album that doesn't include 2 (Two) or 3 (Three) ballads...NONE TO BE FOUND HERE! This is STILL a very enjoyable collection, but make this the last one to complete your collection. There was still some unreleased Jewels & Gems on Otis Redding which can be found on the "Remember Me" collection for Stax/Fantasy records released sometime ago that proves there was some decent material in the can.
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By R. Webb
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
To "Tell The Truth", this is not the best Otis Redding compilation out there, it's true Redding never really recorded a bad song, this album has no where near the impact of his other posthumous titles, "Dock Of The Bay", "Love Man","Remember Me", "The Immortal". The first three songs on "Tell The Truth" are classic Redding written all over - "Demonstration", "Tell The Truth", and James Brown's "Out Of Sight", the rest of the songs on this recording are on the average side, very average material...collect all of Otis Redding's recordings, make this one your last.
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