Otis Redding – Love Man

I was watching WKRP and Johnny Fever was playing this song. I heard a few of the lyrics and found it. Although Johnny Fever is a fictional character…he has great taste. This song was released after Otis had died in an airplane crash in1967.  Love Man was released in June 1969 and featured songs Redding had recorded in 1967. The album was produced by Steve Cropper, and featured Booker T. and the M.G.’s.It was on the album of the same name.

Matthew Greenwald of Allmusic said that apart from “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”, the album’s title track was “one of Otis Redding’s finest and most commercial sides that he cut at the end of his brief career.”

The song peaked at #72 in the Billboard 100, #17 in the Billboard R&B Charts, and #43 in the UK.

The album peaked at #8 in the Billboard R&B Charts in 1969.

 

Love Man

I’m a Love Man
Call me the Love Man
Oooh, baby I’m the Love Man
That’s what they call me I’m a Love Man
Six feet one weigh two hundred and ten
A Long hair… Real fair skin
A long legs and I’m-a out-a sight
There ain’t no doubt I’m gonna take you out,
‘Cause I’m a love man
That’s what they call me I’m the Love Man
Make love to you in the mornin’
Make love to you at night now
Make love to when you think about it
I’ gonna bet you Everything’s alright
‘Cau…’Cau…’Cau…’Cau…’Cause I’m a love man
Ooh baby I’m a love man
That’s what they call me I’m a Love Man
Say there goes a love man
Six feet one weigh two hundred and ten
Long hair… Real fair skin
I’m long legged and I’m-a out-a sight
My, my babe I’m gonna take you out
‘Cause I’ a love man
Ooh baby I’m a love man
Take your hand; let me holler one time…AAWW!

Love man that’s all I am now
I’m just a love man
Ooh baby call me a love man
Yes I am, I’m just a love man
Let me tell you somethin’
Which one of you girls want me to hold you?
A Which one of you girls want me to kiss you?
Which one of your girls wants me to take you out?
Go on I got you, gonna knock you all night
‘Cause baby I’m a love man
All right, Ooh, baby I’m a love man
Let me tell ya!
I’m sayin’ I’m just a love man, good ol’ man
I’m just a love man, fancy man
I’m just a love man, good ol’ man
I’m just a…..

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

14 thoughts on “Otis Redding – Love Man”

  1. While don’t recall having heard that particular tune before, it sounds great. In fact, I dig Otis Redding and have become a huge fan of Stax and their killer house band Booker T & the MGs!

    Motown was my initial foray into soul. While I still like the music, I now definitely prefer Stax.

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    1. I had never heard it either when I heard it played on WKRP…I had to find it. Stax was loaded and had more edge than Motown I agree.

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  2. What a good voice he had. don’t know if I’ve heard the song before (I guess if it was in WKRP, I did at one time years ago) but it’s not bad. We can only wonder what he could have produced had he lived even a few more years.

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    1. Stax was the bomb man. They had it going and so did Otis of course.
      I never heard this before WKRP and I thought I knew his work pretty well…but this one I didn’t… LOL it doesn’t hurt to have that confidence.

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