Dreams to Remember

Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul
CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DD22905
Released: May 25, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781622319398
Narrator/s: Dan John Miller
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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When he died suddenly at the age of twenty-six, Otis Redding (1941-1967) had already become the conscience of a new kind of music. Sure, Berry Gordy might have built the first black-owned music empire at Motown, but Redding was doing something as historic: mainstreaming black music within the whitest bastions of the post-Confederate south. As a result, the Redding story still largely untold is one of great conquest but, sadly, grand tragedy. Now, in this transformative work, Mark Ribowsky contextualizes Redding's life within the larger cultural movements of his era, whisking us from the sinful clubs of Macon to the trendsetting studios in Memphis and, finally, to the pulsating stage of the Monterey Music Festival where, in a single set, Redding immortalized himself as soul legend. What emerges in Dreams To Remember is not only a triumph of music history but also a reclamation of a visionary who would come to define an entire era.

Author(s): Mark Ribowsky

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Author(s): Mark Ribowsky
Narrator(s): Dan John Miller
Product Number Z100015577
Released: Apr 29, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781622319404

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