Dreams to Remember - Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul-logo

Dreams to Remember - Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul

Mark Ribowsky

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dan John Miller

Length:

10h 47m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

39:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

34:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

41:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

33:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

31:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

32:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

30:31