Stax Records began as a small regional record label in Memphis in 1957 and featured stars like Otis Redding
, Sam & Dave and Wilson Pickett, among others.
The soundtrack includes music from Otis Redding
, Mott The Hoople and Iggy Pop.
Dreams to Remember: Otis Redding
, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul
Channelling by turns Cooke and Otis Redding
, he could perhaps do with stamping his own identity on the whole affair a little more, but not many singers today pull off lines like "Let me be your cargo - I won't wear you down" (Smooth Sailin') without sounding remotely slimy, and for that he deserves much kudos.
1967: The Monterey Pop Festival attracted thousands of hippies to watch stars including Jimi Hendrix (pictured), Otis Redding
, Janis Joplin and The Who.
They will be pairing Southern soul dishes including Jambalaya, Gumbo, fried chicken and blackened crayfish with music embedded below the Mason-Dixon Line, channelling the likes of Ray Charles, James Brown and Otis Redding
He soon got turned on to soul singers like Otis Redding
and Sam Cooke, as well as pop groups like The Beatles, leading him to spend much of his study time in the music room.
The Soul Band promises to have you strolling in the shadows of classic voices of the 1960s such as Otis Redding
and Wilson Pickett backed by musicians that have a passion for classic soul.
By pure serendipity, filmmaker Greg Camalier ended up late one night in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, whose FAME and Muscle Shoals Sound studios were longtime meccas for the likes of Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Otis Redding
, the Stones, and Bob Dylan.
: SOUL AMBASSADOR (9pm BBC4) THE electrifying live footage of Otis Redding
is the main draw here.
The former Stax, Booker T and Blues Brothers guitar maestro boasts an impeccable pedigree, working with all-time greats like Otis Redding
and Eddie Floyd.
The inaugural class of 2013, will feature 25 inductees, and will include Aretha Franklin, James Brown, The Temptations, Otis Redding
, The O'Jays and Gerald Levert.