Pain in My Heart

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This Rhythm and Blues classic has shown up on early tapes from the 1966 time frame.

More than you ever wanted to know about Pain In My Heart, from the liner notes to "The Otis Redding Story".

Pain In My Heart, credited to Naomi Neville, was recorded by Otis Redding on September 23, 1963. Released in October 1963 as a single, Volt 112, and in Febuary 1964 on the Atco LP SD 33-161 entitled "Pain In My Heart".

Original writing credit was "Redding" (the Stones version says Redding/Walden, Walden was Redding's manager). Otis and Stax were sued by Allen Toussaint who, as "Naomi Neville", had written "Ruler Of My Heart" for Irma Thomas. As an out of court settlement, the credit was changed to "Naomi Neville".

Also recorded by the Rolling Stones on "Rolling Stones No 2". 

(Update 06-28-2010) From Wikipedia:

Pain in My Heart is the debut album of soul singer-songwriter Otis Redding. Redding recorded for Volt Records, a subsidiary of Memphis, Tennessee based Stax Records; Volt releases were issued on Atco, which also released this album. The album includes four successful Redding singles released in 1962 and 1963: "These Arms of Mine" (R&B #20; US #85), "That's What My Heart Needs" (R&B #27), "Security" (US #97), and the title track (US #61). Since Billboard Magazine did not publish an R&B singles chart from late 1963 to early 1965, the R&B chart peaks of the latter two singles are unknown.

Track listing

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Pain in My Heart"   Naomi Neville 2:22
2. "The Dog"   Rufus Thomas 2:30
3. "Stand by Me"   Ben E. KingJerry LeiberMike Stoller 2:45
4. "Hey Hey Baby"   Otis Redding 2:15
5. "You Send Me"   Sam Cooke 3:10
6. "I Need Your Lovin'"   Don Gardner, Clarence Lewis, James McDougal, Bobby Robinson 2:45
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "These Arms of Mine"   Redding 2:30
8. "Louie Louie"   Richard Berry 2:05
9. "Something is Worrying Me"   Redding, Phil Walden 2:25
10. "Security"   Redding 2:30
11. "That's What My Heart Needs"   Redding 2:35
12. "Lucille"   Albert CollinsRichard Penniman 2:25