CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

Holy Day Wednesday : "Otis! the Otis Redding Story"

Finished Scott Freeman's 240 page-plus pages titled "Otis! The Otis Redding Story." A good read for people interested in American 20th Century music. Great look at the differences between Stax Recording Studio in Memphis and Motown in Detroit.

Scott Freeman gets some good interviews from Steve "The Colonel" Cropper and Donald "The Duck" Dunn. These interviews describe the alchemy in the recording studio between Otis, Cropper, Dunn with Booker T and the MGs.

Otis Story was pure rags to riches that ended in tragedy. His music survivesbecouse it is timeless and often imitated by artists from Aerosmith to Aretha Franklin.
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