Album Cover Art Wednesday: King & Queen

Otis Redding and Carla Thomas should have been┬áStax’s answer to Marvin Gaye’s pairings with Kim Weston and Tammi Terrell at Motown. Instead it was a one-off recording. It’s a pity because 1967’s King & Queen is fun, fun,fun even if daddy took the T-Bird away in the end.

The deck of cards cover isn’t uncommon but it’s still fun to see Otis as the┬áking of soul.

King and Queen

Here’s the cover to one of the singles off the LP:

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Finally, the whole damn album on the YouTube. Give it a whirl, it’s a helluva ride.

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