When he died suddenly at the age of twenty-six, Otis Redding (1941-1967)
was the conscience of a new kind of soul music. Berry Gordy 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 grand tragedy.
Now, in this transformative work, Mark Ribowsky contextualises Redding's life within the larger cultural movements of his era. 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.
Dreams to Remember : Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul - Mark Ribowsky
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