Otis Clay

The Best of Otis Clay: The Hi Records Years

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Best of the Hi Records Years is an excellent collection of Otis Clay's early-'70s heyday, featuring such songs as "If I Could Reach Out" and the classic "Trying to Live My Life Without You." Although these recordings aren't quite as gritty as his singles for One-derful! and Cotillion Records, the tight Hi rhythm section keeps things at a steady, sexy groove, so they are nevertheless excellent and deeply soulful and are arguably his best work, making this compilation an essential addition to any comprehensive '70s soul collection.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 04:00 Amazon
2 02:24 Amazon
3 02:46 Amazon
4 02:43 Amazon
5 02:56 Amazon
6 02:35 Amazon
7 02:59 Amazon
8
05:39 Amazon
9 03:13 Amazon
10 02:41 Amazon
11 02:43 Amazon
12 02:48 Amazon
13 02:26 Amazon
14
02:54 Amazon
15 02:50 Amazon
16 02:48 Amazon
17 02:48 Amazon
18 03:22 Amazon
19 02:43 Amazon
20 03:38 Amazon
21 02:56 Amazon
22 02:33 Amazon
23 02:48 Amazon
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