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Pain In My Heart
Composer: Naomi Neville

Pain In My Heart was performed at least once by the Grateful Dead in 1966.

Pain In My Heart was 'adapted' by Otis Redding from an existing song Ruler Of My Heart. Ruler Of My Heart was written for Irma Thomas by Allen Toussaint, under the pseudonym Naomi Neville, his mother's name. Early recordings of Pain In My Heart were credited to Otis Redding but following legal action the writing credits were changed to Naomi Neville.



Ruler of My Heart

Irma Thomas

no info Single (Ruler Of My Heart / Hittin' On Nothing), 1962
info Home Of The Blues, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1963
no info Soul Queen of New Orleans, 1978
no info Hip Shakin' Mama, 1981
no info It Will Stand: Minit Records 1960-1963, Various Artists, 1986
no info The Best of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1988
no info Ruler of Hearts, 1989
no info Stoned Alchemy, Various Artists, 1989
no info Time Is On My Side: The Best Of Irma Thomas, Vol. 1, 1992
no info The Best of Louisiana Music, Various Artists, 1993
no info The Minit Records Story, Various Artists, 1994
info Sweet Soul Queen Of New Orleans: The Irma Thomas Collection, 1996
info Time Is on My Side, 1996
no info Crescent City Soul: The Sound of New Orleans, Various Artists, 1996
no info The Minit/Instant Story, Various Artists, 1996
no info This Is Soul, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1996
info Blues & Soul Bible, Various Artists, 1998
no info The Great Voice of Soul, Various Artists, 1998
no info The Great Soul Classics, Various Artists, 1999
no info Greatest Soul Album of All Time, Various Artists, 1999
no info The Toussaint Touch, Various Artists, 2000
no info History of R&B, Various Artists, 2001
no info Saturday Night Fish Fry: New Orleans Funk and Soul, Various Artists, 2001
no info Soul Love, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 2001
info Mega Soul, Various Artists, 2001
no info Finger Poppin' and Stompin' Feet: 20 Classic Allen Toussaint Productions for Minit Records, Various Artists, 2002
no info Soul: Sexual Healing, Various Artists, 2002
no info Let the Good Times Roll, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 2004
no info Greatest Mardi Gras Concert Ever!, Various Artists, 2005
no info The Instant & Minit Story, Various Artists, 2005
no info New Orleans: Rebuild Restore Rejoice, Various Artists, 2006
no info New Orleans: Home of the Blues, Vol. 1-2, Various Artists, 2007
no info The Essential Guide to New Orleans, Various Artists, 2008

Other recordings

info Satisfied, Mother Earth, 1970
no info Collision Course, Asleep at the Wheel, 1978
no info Here 'Tis!, The Crawdaddys, 1987
no info Victory Mixture, Willy DeVille, 1990
no info Single, Madder Rose, 1994
no info Still Swingin', Asleep At The Wheel, 1994
no info Roots, Tronzo Trio, 1994
no info Attack Of The Smithereens, Smithereens, 1995
no info Toward the Unknown Region, Torch Song, 1996
info Best Of Tracy Nelson and Mother Earth, Tracy Nelson, 1996
no info New Spirits in Jazz, Various Artists (Tronzo Trio), 1996
no info We Ran, Linda Ronstadt, 1998
info The Linda Ronstadt Box Set, Linda Ronstadt, 1999
no info Collision Course/The Wheel, Asleep at the Wheel, 2002
no info Medicated Magic, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, 2002
no info Single, Norah Jones, 2002
no info Sympathetic Sounds of London, Various Artists (Holly Golightly), 2002
no info Come Away with Me, Norah Jones, 2003 (bonus track)
no info San Francisco Jazz Festival: CD Sampler, Vol. 7: 2002, Various Artists (Dirty Dozen Brass Band), 2003
no info Best of Willy DeVille, Willy DeVille, 2004
no info San Francisco Jazz Festival: Best Of The Fest' 2000-2003, Various Artists (Dirty Dozen Brass Band), 2004
no info Acoustic, Vol. 4, Various Artists (Dirty Dozen Brass Band), 2004
no info Blues Love Songs, Various Artists (Dirty Dozen Brass Band), 2004
no info Angel Beach, Vol. 3, Various Artists (Dirty Dozen Brass Band), 2004
no info Going Places, Allen Toussaint's Jazzity Project, 2005
no info Learn to Smile Again, Susie Arioli Band featuring Jordan Officer, 2005
no info Smokin' Classics, Smoky Greenwell, 2005
no info Comes with a Smile, Vol. 18, Various Artists (Scott Niblett), 2005
no info Live at Montreal International Jazz Festival, Susie Arioli Band featuring Jordan Officer, 2007
no info 33 1/3, Susheela Raman, 2007

 
Pain In My Heart

Grateful Dead

info The Golden Road (1965-1973), 2001
info The Birth Of The Dead, 2003
info Birth Of The Dead, Vol. 2 (The Live Sides), 2014

Otis Redding

no info Single (Pain in My Heart / Something Is Worrying Me), 1963
info Pain In My Heart, 1964
no info Apollo Saturday Night, Various Artists, 1964?
no info History of Otis Redding, 1967
no info Otis Redding in Person at the Whiskey a Go-Go, 1968
no info The Best of Otis Redding, 1972
no info The Legendary Otis Redding: His Greatest Recordings, 1975
no info Come to Me, 1984
no info The Legend of Otis Redding, 1986
no info The Ultimate Otis Redding, 1986
info The Otis Redding Story, 1989
no info Mystery Train, Various Artists, 1989
no info Live at the Apollo, Various Artists, 1990
no info The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959-1968, Various Artists, 1991
no info The '60s: Last Dance, Various Artists, 1991
no info The Very Best of Otis Redding, Vol. 1, 1992
info Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding, 1993
no info The Very Best of Otis Redding, Vol. 1, 1993
no info Respect, 1993
no info Good to Me: Live at the Whiskey a Go Go, Vol. 2, 1993
no info 2000 Volts of Stax, Various Artists, Various Artists, 1996
no info Birth of Soul, Various Artists, 1996
no info I've Been Loving You Too Long & Other Hits, 1997
no info Kings & Queens of Soul, Various Artists, 1997
no info Love Songs, 1998
info Dreams to Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology, 1998
no info MVP Classic Soul, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1998
no info 3 for 1 Box Set, 2002
no info Very Best of Otis Redding, 2002
no info Trilogy: Otis Blue/The Immortal/Pain in My Heart, 2005
no info Rhino Hi-Five: Otis Redding, 2005
no info The Definitive Soul Collection, 2006
no info Platinum Collection: Love Songs, Aretha Franklin/Otis Redding, 2006
no info Pure Southern Soul, 2007
no info Complete Stax-Volt Singles, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 2007
no info Remember the 60s, Various Artists, 2008

Other recordings

info The Rolling Stones No. 2, Rolling Stones, 1965
info Rolling Stones Now!, Rolling Stones, 1965
no info Got It Live If You Want It EP (UK), Rolling Stones, 1966
no info Single (Pain In My Heart / You Got To Be A Man), Helene Smith, 1967
no info Good Vibes, Gary Burton, 1969
no info Slow Rollers, Rolling Stones, 1981
no info Glenn Walters, Glenn Walters, 1997
info Singles 1963-1965, Rolling Stones, 2004
no info Eccentric Soul, Vol. 7: The Deep City Label, Various Artists (Helene Smith), 2006
no info Light Your Light, Toots & the Maytals, 2007
info The Rolling Stones 1964-1969, The Rolling Stones, 2010

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