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Otis Redding Doc, tonight BBC4 9pm

First ever docu about the greatest soul singer ever (but thats just my personal opinion like).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b020tphg

Followed at 10pm by the legendary footage of the 1967 Stax Revue tour in Norway. The performances by Otis Redding and Sam & Dave are amazing. I have watched this perfomance hundreds of times and I never get bored of it. Its gasts my flabber every time I watch it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00cp52s

*trys a little tenderness, gets told to feck right off due to a headache*
Nyles O Cranium

You just want us to sit on your bay.


Thanks, will get the betamax stoked up for this.
fartcatcher

sounds like it's worth coming back from the social club early. never got the hang of recording things.
smiling badger

Saw the footage of the Stax tour. Not really a Soul type but thought that this was awesome.
So much energy and passion whilst performing.
Loved the audience sitting on their arses at the start of the gig but bouncing up and down at the edge of the stage by the end.
fartcatcher

If i had a tardis i reckon i might just go back to that concert.

Steve Cropper is a brilliant guitarist. some of those virtuosos who plagued the seventies would have been better off watching him than practising their fucking arpeggios.
Economical. Adds to the song rather than distracting from it.

Also. These earnest bearded young men who perch on stools and nod their heads to indicate passion could do with learning a bit of stagecraft off Sam and Dave.

Quite apart from the music, it was interesting to hear how liberating the band found touring and playing in Europe. It's astonishing that at that time in the Southern States, they couldn't to stay in the same hotel, eat out together or play to a mixed audience.

Rather like the bluesmen, our belief in their music gave them the confidence to try and reach a wider audience when they got back.
Late Doors

Hmm, Europe wasnt all that brilliant either, no dogs no blacks no irish..

Veering away slightly saw Steve Cropper at the Holmfirth picturedome  a few weeks back. I went primarily because incredibly the brilliant John Murry was somehow supporting him but was looking forward to seeing the legend live as well. Fuck me, turgid doesn't even begin to describe the experience. It was like seeing the very worst tribute -covers band ever crank out plodding lifeless soul(less) agony. Only once during a Booker T piece did he ever reach any kind of level but by then I was wishing plague and hell fire on the whole stage. Absolute garbage.

Saw some of the Otis stuff on Friday and yep, brilliant stuff
fartcatcher

Late Doors wrote:
Hmm, Europe wasnt all that brilliant either, no dogs no blacks no irish..

Veering away slightly saw Steve Cropper at the Holmfirth picturedome  a few weeks back. I went primarily because incredibly the brilliant John Murry was somehow supporting him but was looking forward to seeing the legend live as well. Fuck me, turgid doesn't even begin to describe the experience. It was like seeing the very worst tribute -covers band ever crank out plodding lifeless soul(less) agony. Only once during a Booker T piece did he ever reach any kind of level but by then I was wishing plague and hell fire on the whole stage. Absolute garbage.

Saw some of the Otis stuff on Friday and yep, brilliant stuff


That's a shame. Don't understand why these guys don't give up when they're at the top.

Could be something to do with money i suppose.

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