Feel the soul of Otis Redding at Stax Museum

February 2, 2008

DREW JUBERA – Cox News Service

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — When Deanie Parker stepped into the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in south Memphis to view the Otis Redding exhibit for the first time, it was as if she’d seen a ghost.

The exhibit, “Otis Redding: From Macon to Memphis,” is set inside the museum’s replica of Stax Records’ Studio A. It’s reconstructed on the studio’s original McLemore Avenue footprint, sloping floor and all. And it’s where Redding recorded such R&B classics as “Try a Little Tenderness” and “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay.” The latter was recorded just days before he died, in a 1967 plane crash.

The entire excellent article can be read here.

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