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.
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