Dreams to Remember: The Legacy of Otis Redding
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Otis' death and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stax Records, Reelin' in the Years Productions and Stax Records have announced the release of Dreams to Remember: The Legacy of Otis Redding on DVD. Featured for the first time on this 90-minute DVD are 16 classic full-length performances by one of the greatest singers and performers of his time. Interspersed between the performances are more than 40 minutes of exclusive new interviews documenting Otis' incredible life and career. Issued with the full cooperation of his estate, this is the first official DVD anthology of classic archival Otis Redding television performances. Dreams to Remember includes a wealth of staggering performances filmed throughout the United States and Europe. The final two performances are 'Try a Little Tenderness' and 'Respect', taped at a local Cleveland television show less than 24 hours before Otis' death. This DVD includes in-depth interviews with those who helped Otis write and create his incredible music along with stirring reminiscences from his wife Zelma and daughter Karla. Also interviewed are Steve Cropper, who co-wrote with Otis and played guitar on virtually every record he made at Stax; Wayne Jackson, the trumpet player for the Mar-Keys/Memphis Horns who also played on most of Otis' recordings, and Jim Stewart, the founder of Stax Records, who gave his first interview in 13 years for this DVD.