Album Cover Art Wednesday: King & Queen

Otis Redding and Carla Thomas should have been Stax’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 king 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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