500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Otis Redding, 'Dictionary of Soul'
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254. Otis Redding, 'Dictionary of Soul'

Volt, 1966

"Try a Little Tenderness" was a Bing Crosby tune from the Thirties until Redding turned it into pure Memphis soul. On Dictionary, he does the same with "Tennessee Waltz" and the Beatles' "Day Tripper," as well as his own ballads "Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)" and "My Lover's Prayer."

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