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Author Ribowsky, Mark, author.

Title Dreams to remember : Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the transformation of Southern soul / Mark Ribowsky.

Publication Info. New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Redding,O RIB    DUE 09-30-20
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 REDDING,O RIB    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    92 REDDING,O RIB    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xxix, 365 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-337) and index.
Contents Introduction : The Big O -- Prologue : "It was music" -- Son of a preacher man -- Heebie jeebies -- Rockin' Redding -- "It's something called soul" -- "A lousy singer" -- "Wait, we got time for another kid" -- Chops like a wolf -- Turning the knife -- The King of Soul -- Just one more day -- Crossing over -- The whole damn body -- Making the white feel black -- "The only son-of-a-gun this side of the sun" -- London calling -- Peace, love, and Otis Redding -- Hard to handle -- "So I guess I'll remain the same" -- Amen -- Epilogue : "Wouldn't that have been somethin'?".
Summary "When he died in one of rock's string of tragic plane crashes, Otis Redding was only twenty-six, yet already the avatar of a new kind of soul music. The beating heart of Memphis-based Stax Records, he had risen to fame belting out gospel-flecked blues in stage performances that seemed to ignite not only a room but an entire generation. If Berry Gordy's black-owned kingdom in Motown showed the way in soul music, Redding made his own way, going where not even his two role models who had preceded him out of Macon, Georgia--Little Richard and James Brown--had gone"--Dust jacket.
Subject Redding, Otis, 1941-1967.
Soul musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Soul music -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780871408730 (hbk.)
0871408732 (hbk.)

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