American soul singer Otis Redding has often been described as synonymous with the term soul music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm and blues into a form of funky secular testifying. Although he lived a short life his legacy continues and a number of songs were released posthumously including the hit 'Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay' in 1968 which went straight in at #1 on both the US and UK charts. This classic film footage contains Otis Redding's most exciting performances from the 1966 Stax Volt tour... and the 1967 Monterey Pop. Otis' breathtaking performances at the 1967 Monterey Pop festival gave him a new audience. The 1966 Stax-Volt European Tour contains performance footage of the first major multi city tour of America s R & B superstars. Superb performances by Sam & Dave and Otis Redding hypnotized the European kids again opening up new audiences for Otis and propelling him to stardom. [show more]
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Unique footage, filmed by D.A. Pennebaker, of Otis Redding performing on the 1966 Stax Volt European tour, and at the legendary 1967 Monterey International Pop Music Festival. Redding died only months after the Monterey festival at the very young age of 26.