Tell the Truth (Otis Redding album)

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Tell the Truth
Otis Redding Tell The Truth.jpg
Studio album by Otis Redding
Released July 1, 1970
Recorded 1967
Genre Memphis soul
Deep soul
Southern soul
Length 31:01
Label Atco
Producer Steve Cropper
Otis Redding chronology
Love Man
(1969)Love Man1969
Tell The Truth
Historic Performances
(1970)Historic Performances1970
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone [2]
Robert Christgau B+[3]

Tell the Truth is the fifth posthumous studio album by Otis Redding (his tenth studio album overall), featuring songs recorded in 1967.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Otis Redding; except where indicated.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Demonstration" Otis Redding, Don Covay 2:25
2. "Tell The Truth" Lowman Pauling 3:11
3. "Out Of Sight" James Brown 2:18
4. "Give Away None of My Love"   2:54
5. "Wholesale Love"   2:29
6. "I Got The Will"   2:51
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "Johnny's Heartbreak" Otis Redding, Arthur Alexander 2:29
8. "Snatch A Little Piece"   2:13
9. "Slippin' And Slidin'" Richard Penniman, Al Collins, Edwin Bocage, James Smith 1:57
10. "The Match Game" Otis Redding, David Porter 2:55
11. "A Little Time"   2:33
12. "Swingin' On A String"   2:52


Chart Peak
US Billboard Hot R&B LPs 26
US Billboard Top LPs 200


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex (2011). "Tell the Truth - Otis Redding | AllMusic". Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (2011). "Robert Christgau: CG: Otis Redding". Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tell The Truth - Otis Redding > Awards > AllMusic". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-10-28. 

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