Otis Redding ‎– The Otis Redding Story Volume Two: Deep Soul

ATCO Records ‎– SD2 808
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation

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A1 My Lover's Prayer
Drums – Al Jackson*Guitar – Steve CropperKeyboards – Isaac HayesWritten-By – Otis Redding
A2 It's Growing
Drums – Al Jackson*Written-By – Robinson*, Moore*
A3 Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)
Written-By – Otis Redding, Steve Cropper
A4 I'm Sick Y'all
Written-By – David Porter, Otis Redding, Steve Cropper
A5 Sweet Lorene
Written-By – Alvertis Isbell, Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding
A6 Try A Little Tenderness
Arranged By – Isaac HayesBacking Band – The M.G.'s*Drums – Al Jackson*Piano – Booker*Saxophone [Sax Obbligato] – Gilbert Caples*Written-By – Woods*, Campbell*, Connelly*
A7 Day Tripper
Written-By – John Lennon and Paul McCartney*
B1 Ton Of Joy
Guitar – Steve CropperWritten-By – Otis Redding
B2 Hawg For You
Bass – Booker T.*Drums – Al Jackson*Guitar – Steve CropperWritten-By – Otis Redding
B3 Tramp
Drums – Al Jackson*Vocals – Carla ThomasWritten-By – Jimmy McCracklin, Lowell Fulson
B4 Knock On Wood
Vocals – Carla ThomasWritten-By – Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper
B5 Lovey Dovey
Vocals – Carla ThomasWritten-By – Curtis*, Nugetre
B6 New Year's Resolution
Vocals – Carla ThomasWritten-By – Catron*, Frierson*, Catron*
B7 Ooh Carla, Ooh Otis
Vocals – Carla ThomasWritten-By – Alvertis Isbell, Otis Redding
C1 Stay In School
Acoustic Guitar – Otis ReddingWritten-By – Otis Redding
C2 You Left The Water Running
Acoustic Guitar – Otis ReddingWritten-By – Dan Penn, Oscar Franks*, Rick Hall
C3 The Happy Song (Dum-Dum-De-De-De-Dum-Dum)
Written-By – Otis Redding, Steve Cropper
C4 Hard To Handle
Written-By – Allen Jones*, Alvertis Isbell, Otis Redding
C5 Amen
Arranged By – Otis ReddingWritten-By – Traditional
C6 I've Got Dreams To Remember
Written-By – Otis Redding, Zelma Redding
C7 Champagne And Wine
Written-By – Alan Walden, Otis Redding, Roy Johnson*
C8 Direct Me
Written-By – Otis Redding, Steve Cropper
D1 Merry Christmas Baby
Written-By – Johnny Moore (2), Lou Baxter
D2 White Christmas
Written-By – Irving Berlin
D3 Love Man
Written-By – Otis Redding
D4 Free Me
Written-By – Gene Lawson (2), Otis Redding
D5 Look At That Girl
Written-By – Berns*, Barry*
D6 The Match Game
Written-By – Dave Porter*, Otis Redding
D7 Tell The Truth
Written-By – Lowman Pauling
D8 (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Written-By – Otis Redding, Steve Cropper

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℗ 1986 Atlantic Recording Corporation.
This compilation P & C 1986 Atlantic Recording Corporation.
Distributed by / Distribué par WEA Music of Canada, Ltd.
Mastered at The Lacquer Channel.
[Ever Reddy logo] Printed in Canada (on spine).

Track A1 recorded May 3, 1966. Released as a single May 12, 1966 on VOLT 136.
Track A2 recorded August 2, 1966.
Track A3 recorded August 30, 1966. Released as a single September 7, 1966 on VOLT 138.
Tracks A4 to A7 recorded September 13, 1966.
Track A4 released November 14, 1966 as the B-side of VOLT 141.
Track A5 released January 8, 1968 as the B-side of VOLT 157.
Track A6 released as a single November 14, 1966 on VOLT 141.

All A-side tracks except A2 were released October 15, 1966 on VOLT LP 415 "Dictionary of Soul".
Track A2 was released on "The Soul Album"

Tracks B1 and B2 recorded September 13, 1966.
Tracks B3 to B7 recorded December 1966.
Track B3 released as a single April 13, 1967 on Stax 216.
Track B4 released as a single July 28, 1967 on Stax 228.
Track B5 released as a single January 24, 1968 on Stax 244.
Track B6 released January 24, 1968 as the B-side of Stax 244.

Tracks B1 and B2 were released on "Dictionary of Soul".
Tracks B3 to B7 were released March 16, 1967 on Stax LP 716 Otis Redding / Carla Thomas "King and Queen".

Track C1 recorded in 1967. Released on Stax Records promotion only LP A-11 "Stay in School".
Track C2 recorded in 1966. Previously unreleased Atlantic master number 14823.
Track C3 released as a single April 8, 1968 on VOLT 163.
Track C4 released June 14, 1968 as the B-side of ATCO 6592.
Track C5 released as a single June 14, 1968 on ATCO 6592.
Track C6 released as a single September 3, 1968 on ATCO 6612.
Track C8 released November 11, 1968 as the B-side of ATCO 6636.

Tracks C3 to C7 were released June 14, 1968 on ATCO LP SD 33-252 "The Immortal Otis Redding".
Track C8 was released June 20, 1969 on ATCO LP SD 33-289 "Love Man".

Track D1 released as a single October 23, 1968 on ATCO 6631.
Track D2 released October 23, 1968 as the B-side of ATCO 6631.
Track D3 released as a single April 28, 1969 on ATCO 6677.
Track D4 released as a single July 15, 1969 on ATCO 6700.
Track D5 released as a single November 20, 1969 on ATCO 6723.
Track D8 recorded December 6, 1967. Released as a single January 8, 1968 on VOLT 157.

Tracks D1 and D2 were released November 8, 1968 on ATCO LP SD 33-269 "Soul Christmas".
Tracks D3 to D5 were released on "Love Man".
Tracks D6 and D7 were released July 1, 1970 on ATCO LP SD 33-333 "Tell the Truth".
Track 8 was released February 23, 1968 on VOLT LP 419 "Dock of the Bay".

Though specific recording dates for C-side tracks 3 to 8 and D-side tracks 1 to 7 are not available, they were almost certainly recorded in the marathon sessions that took place in the three weeks preceeding Otis' death.
The "recording dates" referred to above are actually the dates logged in Atlantic's files when Stax Records handed over finished tape copies of Otis' recordings. In most cases actual recording took place just prior to the dates shown.

Track B7: Co-writer reads "Albertis Isbell" on center label.

Issued as non-gatefold with a 4-page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A-side, etching): SD2-808-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B-side, etching): SD2-808-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout C-side, etching): SD2-808-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout D-side, etching): SD2-808-D
  • Matrix / Runout (B, C and D-side, - in a circle, stamped): CR
  • Other (Center labels): CR