Otis Redding

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

Composed by Keith Richards / Mick Jagger

Song Review by

Of course, "Satisfaction" may be the definitive Rolling Stones song and performance. Otis Redding, however, flattered the band to no end with this great cover, which also went a long way in helping him capture the white rock & roll audience. Taken at a much more frantic groove than the Stones' version, Redding certainly made the song his own with this cover. It went Top 40 on the pop charts in late 1965, as well as number four on the R&B chart, where Redding was king at the time. Another excellent live version from the Monterey Pop Festival is included on the Dreams to Remember anthology, as well as the Monterey box set.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul 1965 Rhino
Live in Europe 1967 Atco 3:00
The Dock of the Bay 1968 WEA International
In Person at the Whisky a Go Go 1968 Rhino 4:37
(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay/Sweet Lorene 1968 Laserlight
No Image 1972 Atco
No Image 1985 Sony Music Distribution
The Ultimate Otis Redding 1986 Warner Bros. 2:45
The Otis Redding Story 1989 Atlantic 2:45
Jagger/Richard Songbook 1991
Various Artists
VSOP 2:44
The  Complete Stax/Volt Singles, 1959-1968 1991
Various Artists
Atlantic 2:43
The Very Best of Otis Redding, Vol. 1 1992 Rhino 2:47
Respect [Rhino] 1993 Rhino
Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding 1993 Rhino 2:46
Superfunk: The Funkiest Album in the World...Ever! 1995
Various Artists
Beverly Hills 90210: Songs from the Peach Pit 1996
Original TV Soundtrack
Rhino 2:56
The Monterey International Pop Festival, June 16-17-18, 1967 1997
Various Artists
Rhino 3:46
Cover You: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones 1998
Various Artists
Hip-O 2:44
Dreams to Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology 1998 Rhino 2:46
Stax Story 2000
Various Artists
Stax 2:46
Very Best of Otis Redding 2002 Atco 2:56
The Essentials 2002 Atlantic / Warner Strategic Marketing 2:45
All the 60's 2003
Various Artists
Warner Strategic Marketing 2:45
Stax Profiles 2006 Fantasy / Stax 2:45
Stax Gold: Memphis Hits 2006
Various Artists
Warner Platinum 2:44
Paint It Black: The Compilation of the Rolling Stones Covers 2006
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 2:43
Dreams to Remember: The Legacy of Otis Redding 2007 EV Classics
The Stax Story [Concord] 2008
Various Artists
Concord 2:46
Live in London and Paris 2008 Stax / Universal (Pty) Ltd. / Universal Music 3:21
The Very Best of Otis Redding: Soul Legend 2011 Music Club Deluxe 2:45
Atlantic Soul Legends : 20 Original Albums From the Iconic Atlantic Label 2012
Various Artists
Rhino / Warner Bros. 2:51
Original Album Series, Vol. 2 2013 Rhino / Warner Bros.
Soul Manifesto: 1964-1970 2015 Atlantic / Rhino 4:38
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