Otis Redding [6 Music]



Stuart Maconie assesses of the life and music of American soul singer Otis Redding.

To complement Radio 2's Summer of Soul season, Stuart Maconie presents the first in a two-part assessment of the life and music of American soul legend Otis Redding.

Tonight, a look at his early years including his string of early-to-mid-60s hits that advanced the Memphis-based Stax/Volt sound.

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Stuart Maconie concludes a tribute to soul singer-songwriter Otis Redding.

Stuart Maconie looks back at Otis Redding's classic songs and albums recorded for Stax and his mesmerising performance at the 1967 Monterey festival.

Including interviews with Otis guitarist Steve Cropper, trumpeter Wayne Jackson and co-songwriter Jerry Butler.