KING and QUEEN

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OTIS REDDING  -   CARLA THOMAS

KING & QUEEN


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This album was first released as Stax 716 on March 16,1967

      

 

1 - KNOCK ON WOOD
2 - LET ME BE GOOD TO YOU
3 - TRAMP
4 - TELL IT LIKE IT IS
5 - WHEN SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MY BABY
6 - LOVEY DOVEY
7 - NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION
8 - IT TAKES TWO
9 - ARE YOU LONELY FOR ME BABY
10- BRING IT ON HOME TO ME
11- OOH CARLA, OOH OTIS

Recording dates:

 tracks  2,7,8,9 - January18, 1967; 
3,4,10,11 - January 19, 1967; 1,5,6 - January 24, 1967;
 Memphis, Tennessee.

Personnel:

 Booker T.Jones & Isaac Hayes -
Keyboards; Steve Crooper - guitar; Donald 'Duck" Dunn - bass;
Al Jackson,Jr -
drums; Wayne Jackson - trumpet;
Andrew Love -
tenor sax;  Joe Arnold - alto sax.
 

 
 
1 - KNOCK ON WOOD
(Steve Cropper & Eddie Floyd)
also released as a single (Stax 228) on July 28, 1967   
#30pop, #8 r&b
 
I don't wanna lose this good thing, baby
That I got if I do now
I would surely, I gotta, Igotta lose a lot
For your love is better than
Any love I know
I tell you, It's like a thunder
It's like the lightnin'
The way you love me is frightenin'
I think I'd better knock knock, knock, knock on wood, baby
 
I'm not superstitious about you
But I can take no chances
You got me spinning, spinning
maybe I'm in a trance
oh, your loving is better
Than any love I know
It's like a thunder
It's like the lightnin'
The way you love me is frightenin'
I think I better knock knock, knock, knock on wood, baby
 
It's no secret that woman talkin' 'bout Carla
Fills my lovin' cup up
You got me see she really sees to it that that, that I get enough
Otis, just one touch from your baby
You know it means so much
I said it's like a thunder
I tell you it's like a lightnin'
The way you love me is frightenin'
I think I better knock, knock, knock, Knock on wood, Baby
I think I better knock, Oh yeah ! I think I better Knock, Knock on wood
I better knock, knock on wood
I think I better knock, knock on wood.
....
 

 2 - LET ME BE GOOD TO YOU
(Isaac Hayes, David porter & Wells)
also released as the flip side of "Knock On Wood"
(Stax 228) on July 28, 1967
.....

Baby, let me be good to you
I'll do anything you want me to do
Anything you want me to do
Your love has brought me around everytime I was feeling down
But I'm so glad, you gave me everything I've got

Now's my turn
Babyn let me be good to you
Now sittin' in your easy chair
What you want I'll bring it there
Even love can be better, if my love's on a sea of a platter
Take it all
Baby let me, I wanna be good to you
Yeah you yeah
Here it is, take it all
Don't be shy, you need no alibi

I wanna do is
Baby let me be good to you
Yeah you yeah you yeah
If you need me, girl, I just want you to take me on
Don't want you to be shy, cause you don't need no alibi

How long Baby
Baby, let me be good to you, yeah you, yeah you, only you
Yeah, baby, let me be good to you, yeah you nobody but you Carla
Baby let me, I wanna be good to you
Come on, come on, come on, come on
Baby, baby, let me be good to you
Oh I wanna be so good
Nobody yeah
Baby, baby let me be good to you
Oh I wanna be so good
Baby, baby let me be good to you
Oh I wanna be so good
.....

 

 


 

3 - TRAMP
(Lowell Fulsom & Jimmy Mc Cracklin)
also released as a single (Stax 216)
on April 13, 1967 - #26pop, #2 r&b


Carla: Tramp.
Otis: What you call me ?
Carla: Tramp.
Otis: Oh you did ?
Carla: You don't wear continental clothes or stetson hats.
Otis: But I tell you one doggone thing.
It makes me feel good to know one thing.
I know I am a lover.
Carla: A matter of opinion, baby.
Otis: That's all right. Mama was.
Carla: So ?
Otis: Papa, too. And I know little child. Love is all I know to do.
Carla: You know what Otis ?
Otis: What ?
Carla: You're country.
Otis: That's all right.
Carla: You're straight from the Georgia woods.
Otis: That's good.
Carla: You know what ? You wear overalls and big old Brogan shoes,
and you need a haircut, shrimp.
Otis: Haircut ? Woman, you're goofy. Ooh I'm a lover.
Carla: Yeah I know.
Otis: Mama was, grandmama, Papa, too.
Carla: That don't make you one.
Otis: Oh that's all right. But I'm their only son of a gun yeah, I'm gonna get some.
Otis: Tramp.
Carla: That's right, that's what you are.
Otis: What's that ?
Carla: You're a rat and a tramp. You know what, Otis.
I don't care what you say, you're still a tramp.
Otis: What ?
Carla: That's right. You haven't even got a fat bank roll in your pocket,
you probably haven't even got twenty five cents.
Otis: I got six Cadillacs, five Lincolns, four Fords, six Mercurys,
three T-birds, Mustang - ooh I'm a lover.
Carla: Can't prove it by me.
Otis: My mama was. My papa, too. I'm gonna tell you one thing.
Carla: What's that.
Otis: I'm their only son-of-a-gun, yeah, I'm gonna get some.
Carla: You're a tramp, Otis.
Otis: I'm not.
Woman: I don't care what you say you're still a tramp.
Otis: Don't call me that.
Carla: Looky here. You ain't got no money.
Otis: I've got everything.
Carla: You can't buy me all them minks and sables and all that stuff I want.
Otis: I can buy you snakes, rats, frigs, squirrels, rabbits, anything you want, woman.
Carla: Look, you can go out in the Georgia woods and catch them, baby.
Otis: Oh but you're goofy.
Carla: You're still a tramp, Otis, just a tramp.
You wear overails, you need a haircut, baby. Cut off some of that hair ...
...

 

Carla : Tramp !          

Otis : What you call me ?

Carla : Tramp !
You don’t wear continental Clothes 
or Steton hats.

Otis : But I’ll tell you one doggone thing :
It makes me feel good !
You know one thing ? l’m a lover !

Carla : You know what, Otis ?

Otis : What ?

Carla : You’re «country» !

Otis : It’s all right !

Carla : You're straight from 
the Georgia Woods !

Otis : That's good !

Carla : You know what ? 
You wear overalls and big 
old Brogham shoes.  
And you need a haircut, tramp !

Otis : Haircut ? Woman, oooh ! l’m a lover !

(Otis marmonne inintelligiblement)

Carla: Tramp ! You know what, 
Otis ?
I don't care what you say, 
you're still a tramp !

Otis : What ?

Carla : That's right ! You haven’t even
got a fat bankroll in your pocket !
You probably haven’t even got twenty-five cents !

Otis : I got six Cadillacs, five Lincolns, 
four Fords, six records, three T-Birds and
a Mustang.Ooooh,  l'm a lover !

Carla : See what I mean ?  

 

Carla: Clochard !

Otis: Comment tu m'appelles ?

Carla: Clochard !   Tu ne portes pas de
complets ni de chapeaux de feutre.

Otis : Mais je vais te dire une chose: c'est comme
ça que je me sens à l'aise ! Et tu veux savoir une
chose ? Je suis un Don Juan !

Carla : Tu sais quoi, Otis ?

Otis : Quoi?

Carla : Tu fais péquenot !

Otis : Tant mieux !

Carla : T'as l’air de venir tout droit 
des forêts de la Géorgie !

Otis: Formidable !

Carla: Tu sais quoi ?
Tu t’promènes en pèlerine avec de vieilles
grosses bottines. Et t'as besoin d'aller chez le
coiffeur, clochard !

Otis: Coiffeur? Oh femme de mes rêves !

Mais je suis un Don Juan !

Carla :Clochard ! Tu veux savoir une chose,
Otis ? Tu peux dire tout ce que tu veux,
tu restes toujours un clochard !

Otis : Quoi ?

Carla : Parfaitement ! Tu n'as même pas une liasse
de billets de banque dans ta poche ! 
Tu n'as probablement même pas vingt cinq cents !


Otis
: Mais j'ai six Cadillacs, cinq Lincolns,
quatre Fords, six disques, trois Thunderbirds et
une
Mustang. Oooh, je suis un Don Juan !

Carla : Tu vois ce que je disais ?

 

 

 

4 - TELL IT LIKE IT IS
(George David & Lee Diamond)
also released as the filp side of "Tramp"
(Stax 216) on April 13, 1967
 

If you want, want something to play with
Go and find yourself a toy
Baby, my time is so expensive, girl, yeah
And I'm not just a little, little, pretty baby boy
No, no

Otis, if you are serious don't play with my heart
It makes me furious
But if you want me to love you
Baby you know I will
Honey you know I will

Tell it like it is
Don't be ashamed, let your hunter be your guide
Tell it like it is
I want you to forget your foolosh pride, ooh yeah,

Life is too short, I fell off the road
Oh yes it is, you may be here today and gone tomorrow
You might as well get what you want
So go on and live, Carla, live, go on
I'm just telling you like it is

But if you can't treat me right
Go and find yourself a little pretty baby boy
I don't want a little boy
I just want you, Otis
I'm just telling you like it is
Cos I'm too good for that
Oh yes, you are
Don't mess over me
No I won't
....

 

5 - WHEN SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MY BABY
(Isaac hayes & David Porter)
 

When something is wrong with my baby
Something is wrong with me
And if I know when she's a little worried
Then I'd would feel that same old misery

We've been through, so much together
We stand as gone
And that what makes it better
When something is wrong with my baby
Something is wrong with me
Just what she mean to me yeah
You are there just can't understand
People can say she's no good
But she's my woman, yeah
All I know I'm her only man
And if he is got a problem, ooh
I gotta, I gotta help him to solve it
When something is wrong with my baby
Something is wrong with me
I've gotta tell you just one more time
When something is wrong with my baby
....

 

6 - LOVEY DOVEY
(M.Curtis & A. Nugette)
also released as a single (Stax 244)
on January 24, 1968 -  #60pop, #21 r&b



You're the sweetest thing that I have ever seen, Carla
I really love you baby, I take no treat
Lovey Dovey, Lovey Dovey all the time, all right
Lovey Dovey, I can't get you out of my mind

Everytime you kiss me, you just thrill me so
Ever never never ever let you go
Lovey Dovey, Lovey Dovey all the time
Lovey Dovey, I can't get you out of my mind,
All right yeah
Yeah

I sigh with the feeling when you're near me
I'm as high as the ceiling
Otis hear me
Cos I love you baby more and more everyday
You're something good to me, baby
You're just so sweet to me
Guess I love you baby like I do my mama
I love, love you, baby
I know sweet to tar
Lovey Dovey, Lovey Dovey all the time
Lovey Dovey, I can't get you out of my mind
Then I sigh with the feeling when you're near me
I'm as high as the ceiling
Otis hear me cos I'm saying that I love you, honey
Please don't above you
You can't have been good baby
I'm telling you baby you're just a

Lovey Dovey, Lovey Dovey, Lovey Dovey, Lovey Dovey
Need you baby, I want you Carla, honey
You're so sweet to me , baby
I got to have you baby, you're everything
You're so nice, baby, you're my dreams
You're so sweet to me, I've gotta have you, baby
....

 

7 - NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION
(Catron, Catron & Frierson)
also released as the flip side of "Lovey Dovey"
(Stax 244) on January 24, 1968

 

I hope it's no too late just to say that I'm sorry, honey
All I want to do is just finish what we started, baby
Let's turn it over, a new leaf
And baby let's make promises that we can keep
And call it a New Year's Resolution
 
Oh I'm a woman and women makes miskes, too
But will you, will you forget the changes
That I put you through
Let's try it again just you and me
And let's see how happy honey that we can be
And call it a new Year's Resolution, yeah, yeah
 
Many times we had our ups and downs
And times you needed me, I couldn't be found
I'm sorry
And I'm sorry, too
I'll never, never do it again, no oh no no
So baby, before we fall out
let's fall on in, yeah, yeah, yeah
And we're gonna try not to hurt each other again
 
Love me baby, huh
We've gotta the week
And baby let's make promises that we can both keep
And call it a New Year's Resolution
 
I know we can do it, Carla
Want to keep my promises, Otis
We can let the whole wide world know what we're doing
Baby, it's not too late
You're  got to love, nobody else
Otis let's finish what we started
Love me, tumbling only me
Oh I want you to do it
I'll do the same for you
Call it a New Year's Resolution
And we're gonna call it a New Year's Resolution
....
 
 

8 - IT TAKES TWO
(William Stevenson & S. Moy)
 

One can have a dream baby
Two can make that dream so real
One can talk about being in love

Two know how it really feel
One can wish a bos star
But two can make that wish come true
One can stand alone in the dark
Two can make that night shine trough

It takes two baby, it takes two baby, me and you
It take two

One can have a broken heart living in its misery
Two can really take the pain and flip it like gliberdine
One can be all alone in a park, out and he's all alone
two can make, draw anyplace, just like being right at home

 Well, it takes two, baby, it takes two, baby, me and you it takes two
 Well, it takes two, baby, it takes two, baby, me and you it takes two

One can go out to a movie
One can go a special treat
Two can make a scene a movie
Some can really be kinda sweet
One can take a walk in the moonlight thinking that it's
Really loght
But two can walk hand in hand
And everything will be just right

It takes two, baby, it takes two, baby, me and you
It takes two, it takes two, baby, it takes two baby, me and you
It takes two, it takes two, baby, it takes two, baby
It takes two, baby, it takes two, baby, it takes two, baby
Me and you, baby, me and you, baby, me and you, baby ....
....

 

9 - ARE YOU LONELY FOR ME BABY
(Bert Berns)
 

Let's ride that train, you all
Got something over I gotta get on it baby
You know I will now
Will you try just come on and try to forget
All the pain that I Brought you
Go on and cry
Go on ahead it's cry, cry baby
I know I don't want to, who, who
Who told you, yeah, to be lonely, baby
Lonely and blue
Hey, I'm lonely baby and I'm lonely for you
Are you lonely for me, baby
Are you lonely for me, baby
If you're blast for Jacksonville
Are you my sweet baby, are you still ?
I'll tell my friends it's the end
That you'll never again desert me
That's not gonna be a laugh, baby
I think that giving him love, honey
He would think I was born to just hurt you
But he's lying baby and then I's sorry too
Yeah I'm lonely baby, yes, I'm lonely for you
All right yeah, last train
Are you lonely for me, baby ? Coming, coming, coming on home
Are you lonely for me, baby ? Coming, coming, coming
I'm going on home
Are you lonely for me ? It's a long ride to Jacksonville
But no one will ever know the way I feel, oh yeah
Will you be there baby, will you get me there
When, I, when I, when I get there on that train, girl
yes I'm gonna be there, said I'm gonna be there
You know I gotta be there
Cos I wanna see you there
Oh I'm lonely baby, lonely and blue
Yeah I'm lonely baby and I'm lonely for you
Are you lonely for me, baby ?
Yes I am
Are you lonely for me baby ?
Baby yes I am
Are you lonely for me baby ?
Come on, come on home to me baby
...

 

10 - BRING IT ON HOME TO ME
(Sam Cooke)
 

If you ever change your mind about leaving me, girl
Leaving me behind
Darling bring your little self
Bring your sweet loving
Just bring it on home to me
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
If you give me jewelry and some money, too
And everything, everything you can do
I'm sure gonna bring it to you
Bring my sweet loving
I'm gonna bring it on home to you
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
You laughed when I left
Yes, I laughed baby
But I'm gonna blame it, blame it all on myself
What you ought to do just now
Girl you better bring your little self
Find yourself on homme
Just bring it on homme to me
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yousaid to try to treat me right
When it was you who stayed out
You stayed out everynight
But I'll forgive you
Bring it to me, bring your sweet loving
Bring it on home to me
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Bring it, bring it
Find yourself on home
Bring it, I'm coming on home
Get on home to me, baby
I'm coming baby
Bring it on home
Just hurry
....

 

11 - OOH CARLA, OOH OTIS
(Otis Redding & Al Isbell)
 

Oh Carla, I love you, babe
Oh Carla, I love you, little girl
Oh Otis, keep saying you love me
Speack to me, you, about everything you did
Taking ice cream, honey
You really all the same
Dimples in your jaws, so good honey
One more thing I got to tell you is
Always I'll love you Carla
Oh Carla, love, love, love ....
Oh Otis keep saying you love me
Oh I love you, I really, I really love you
I love, love you baby
Watch you
I'll give you everything, your heart is sighing now
Just your touch set my soul on fire
Can you blame your love in now
Since you kissed me baby
I'm not the same

Oh babe I really love you, Carla
Oh Otis, keep saying you love me
Oh Carla honey, I love you, I will love you, I love you, babe
Let me tell you now
You don't want everything I can't get ice cream
You're so sweet, honey
Sweet as anything
Anything now that you're my man
Since you kissed me, baby, I'm not the same
Oh baby I really love you
Oh honey I love you
When do you love me ?
When do you want me ?
....

 

Carla, Otis & Booker T. Jones (Stax Tour 1967)

 

 

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