Rock N Roll Archaeology Episode 13: Hard to Handle

April 24, 2017

From 'Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay' on houseboat just north of San Francisco to emerging as superstar at the Monterey Pop Festival, Otis Redding's story is one that ends too soon in familiar tragedy. 

Otis was on Stax Records: the label that was the origin and source of the Memphis Magic, that tough, lean Southern Soul. Stax was home to house band Booker T. and the M.G.’s, Sam and Dave, Wilson Pickett, Carla Thomas and Isaac Hayes.

'Hard to Handle' takes a look at the intertwined, symbiotic relationship between the Civil Rights Movement and the music of Black America in the Sixties.

The Rock N Roll Archaeology Project believes in music education for young people, and we like to help out. We encourage you to do the same.

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Pick one, make a small donation, and make a big difference for a promising young musician!

Thank you, and keep up the rockin!

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