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Dreams to Remember

Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul

By Mark Ribowsky
Narrated by Dan John Miller / 10 hours 46 minutes

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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Author
Narrator Dan John Miller
ISBN 9781622319404
Length 10 hours 46 minutes
Language English
Publisher HighBridge
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Biography & Memoir, Music & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #173,379 Overall
Genre rank #1,279 in Music