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The Resource Otis Redding : an unfinished life, Jonathan Gould

Otis Redding : an unfinished life, Jonathan Gould

Label
Otis Redding : an unfinished life
Title
Otis Redding
Title remainder
an unfinished life
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Gould
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Otis Redding remains an immortal presence in the canon of American music on the strength of such classic hits as "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay," "I've Been Loving You Too Long," "Try a Little Tenderness," and "Respect," a song he wrote and recorded before Aretha Franklin made it her own. As the architect of the distinctly southern, gospel-inflected style of rhythm & blues associated with Stax Records in Memphis, Redding made music that has long served as the gold standard of 1960s soul. Yet an aura of myth and mystery has always surrounded his life, which was tragically cut short at the height of his career by a plane crash in December 1967. In chronicling the story of Redding's life and music, Gould also presents a social history of the time and place from which they emerged. His book never lets us forget that the boundaries between black and white in popular music were becoming porous during the years when racial tensions were reaching a height throughout the United States. His indelible portrait of Redding and the mass acceptance of soul music in the 1960s is both a revealing look at a brilliant artist and a provocative exploration of the tangled history of race and music in America that resonates strongly with the present day" -- provided by publisher
Summary
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the artist's performance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, this definitive biography traces his short life and career from his childhood in Georgia, his recording contract with Stax and the plane crash that took his life
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563800
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gould, Jonathan
Dewey number
  • 782.421644092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.R295
LC item number
G68 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Redding, Otis
  • Redding, Otis
  • Soul musicians
  • Soul musicians
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an unfinished life
Label
Otis Redding : an unfinished life, Jonathan Gould
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-516) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1795083
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 533 pages
Isbn
9780307453945
Lccn
2016043388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307453945
  • (OCoLC)959080813
Label
Otis Redding : an unfinished life, Jonathan Gould
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-516) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1795083
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 533 pages
Isbn
9780307453945
Lccn
2016043388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307453945
  • (OCoLC)959080813

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