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Otis Redding: Soul Ambassador

Documentary about soul singer Otis Redding, featuring his 1967 tour of Britain, his subsequent success in America at the Monterey Festival, and his posthumous hit Dock of the Bay.

Documentary about the legendary soul singer Otis Redding, following him from childhood and marriage to the Memphis studios and segregated southern clubs where he honed his unique stage act and voice. Through unseen home movies, the film reveals how Otis's 1967 tour of Britain dramatically changed his life and music. After bringing soul to Europe, he returned to conquer America, first with the 'love crowd' at the Monterey Festival and then with Dock of the Bay, which topped the charts only after his death at just 26.

Includes rare and unseen performances, intimate interviews with Otis's wife and daughter and with original band members Steve Cropper and Booker T Jones. Also featured are British fans whose lives were changed by seeing him, among them Rod Stewart, Tom Jones and Bryan Ferry.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 25 Jun 2017 02:15

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Otis Redding

    I've Been Lovin' You Too Long

  • Otis Redding

    Respect

  • Otis Redding

    Down In The Valley

  • Otis Redding

    I Can't Turn You Loose

  • The Shooters

    She's Alright

  • Chosen Gospel Singers

    I'm Going Back With Him

  • Otis Redding & The Pinetoppers

    Shout Bamalam

  • Otis Redding

    Don't Be Afraid of Love

  • Otis Redding

    These Arms of Mine

  • Otis Redding

    Security

  • Otis Redding

    Ol' Man Trouble

  • Otis Redding

    Pounds and Hundreds

  • Otis Redding

    Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)

  • Otis Redding

    Cupid

  • Otis Redding

    My Girl

  • Otis Redding

    Wonderful World

  • Otis Redding

    (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

  • Otis Redding

    I Can't Turn You Loose

  • Otis Redding

    I Can't Turn You Loose

  • Otis Redding

    Shake (feat. Eric Burdon & Chris Farlowe)

  • Otis Redding

    Pain in my Heart

  • Otis Redding

    Love Man

  • Otis Redding

    Mr Pitiful

  • Otis Redding

    Send Me Some Lovin'

  • Carla Thomas & Otis Redding

    Tramp

  • Otis Redding

    Remember Me

  • Otis Redding

    Try A Little Tenderness

  • Otis Redding

    A Change Is Gonna Come

  • Otis Redding

    The Happy Song

    • Dum Dum.
  • Otis Redding

    Daytripper

  • Otis Redding

    Respect

  • Otis Redding

    Trick or Treat

  • Otis Redding

    My Girl

  • Otis Redding

    I've Got Dreams to Remember

  • Otis Redding

    You Left The Water Running

  • Otis Redding

    Shake

  • Otis Redding

    Rock Me Baby

  • Otis Redding

    Nobody Knows You

    • When You're Down and Out.
  • The Beatles

    A Day In The Life

  • 00:56

    Otis Redding

    (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay

  • Otis Redding

    The Glory Of Love

Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Jeremy Marre
Director Jeremy Marre
Executive Producer Mark Cooper

Broadcasts

BBC Music: Otis Redding

BBC Music: Otis Redding

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