Pain in My Heart

Debut album of soul singer-songwriter Otis Redding.

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Wayne Jackson (musician)

American soul and R&B musician, playing the trumpet in the Mar-Keys, in the house band at Stax Records and later as one of The Memphis Horns, described as "arguably the greatest soul horn section ever".

Wayne Jackson, 2013

Pain in My Heart (Atco Records, 1964)

Stand by Me (Ben E. King song)

Song originally performed in 1961 by American singer-songwriter Ben E. King and written by him, along with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who together used the pseudonym Elmo Glick.

One of side-A labels of the original 1961 US single
Ben E. King (pictured in 1990s) originally sang the song, becoming a hit in the US in 1961 and again in 1986.
Side A of original UK single
John Lennon in summer 1975

Otis Redding covered the song for his 1964 debut album Pain in My Heart; Kenny Lynch's 1964 version stayed on the top 100 UK Singles Chart for seven weeks, peaking at number 39 on the week of May 7–13, 1964, its fourth week.

Al Jackson Jr.

American drummer, producer, and songwriter.

Hand drummers in Berkeley, California, about 1966

Pain in My Heart (Atco Records, 1964)

Louie Louie

Rhythm and blues song written and composed by American musician Richard Berry in 1955 and released in 1957.

"Louie Louie" 10-note riff
Original release
The cover features Black Flag's singer Dez Cadena and some of his improvised lyrics to "Louie Louie".

Otis Redding's version was released on his 1964 album Pain in My Heart.

Booker T. Jones

American musician, songwriter, record producer and arranger, best known as the frontman of the band Booker T. & the M.G.'s.

Jones in 2009
Booker T. Jones's childhood home on Edith Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee
Booker T. playing organ at the Petaluma Wine, Jazz and Blues Festival, August 2009

Pain in My Heart (1964)

Steve Cropper

American guitarist, songwriter and record producer.

Cropper performing in 2008
Steve Cropper in concert, 1990
Steve Cropper at the Hamar Music Festival, 2007
Cropper toured Australia with Guy Sebastian, playing on Sebastian's The Memphis Album tour in March 2008

Pain in My Heart (Atco Records, 1964)

Donald "Duck" Dunn

American bass guitarist, session musician, record producer, and songwriter.

Dunn in 2007
Dunn (left), Guy Sebastian (center) and Steve Cropper (right) on tour in Australia with the Memphis Tour

Pain in My Heart (Atco Records, 1964)

Lewie Steinberg

American musician best known as the original bass guitar player for the soul music group Booker T. & the M.G.'s.

Lewie Steinberg in November 2010

Pain in My Heart (Atco Records, 1964)

Floyd Newman

Saxophonist, session musician and bandleader.

The "Stax-o-Wax" logo used during the Atlantic distribution years

1964: Pain in My Heart – Otis Redding

Johnny Jenkins

American left-handed blues guitarist, who helped launch the career of Otis Redding.

American blues singer Ma Rainey (1886–1939), the "Mother of the Blues"

Pain in My Heart (Atco Records, 1964)