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OOtis Redding performing a cover of the Rolling Stone's classic "Satisfaction" during the Stax-Volt European Tour in 1966.
Fortunately he is backed by Booker T. and the MGs, the legendary Stax house band, in this video. I believe that Booker T. is playing the organ in this video, rather than piano. In addition to Booker T. there is Donald "Duck" Dunn delivering the wicked bass lines, Steve Cropper on guitar, Al Jackson Jr. on the drums, as well as the Memphis Horns.
I can't think of too many examples of an artist covering a song and truly making it their own. Both Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have even acknowledged that Redding's version was superior to their own. This marked the first time that a European audience was introduced to the gritty world of Memphis soul, and it is obvious from their reaction.