A Small Departure

It is Saturday and I am searching for something good for today’s post…..and then I hit upon it…I use to a daily musical interlude so why not do something along those lines….

One of my favorite songs was “Dock Of The Bay” by Otis Redding….not that white boy that tried but failed to deliver the song….what made me think of the song was an article I read yesterday…..

To set the scene of the man who was on the stage: It’s early April 1966, and for three days, Otis Redding is in residence at Los Angeles’s Whisky A Go Go. He is far from his Chitlin’ Circuit base back in the South, playing a club that would be at the epicenter of rock’s psychedelic movement, where Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, and the Doors performed some of their most unhinged sets. Redding will be dead in less than two years, killed when his tour plane crashed. Here at the Whisky A Go Go, he is 24.

Unlike jazz, rock tends to be stingy with its archival releases. That is, we may get a live album, scooped together from a run of performances or featuring one concert. But it’s rare that a release like this package hits the market, where an entire residency of shows is documented.

Source: Sittin’ on the Eve of the Bay | The Weekly Standard

And enjoy your weekend and enjoy Otis……”The Dock Of The Bay”…….

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8 thoughts on “A Small Departure

  1. When Otis died in that plane crash, i was 16 years old, and devastated by the news. His version of ‘Try A Little Tenderness’ is still my go-to song, almost fifty years later.

    The music of my youth, that has seen me through to old age. Otis never grew old, but he made it easier for the rest of us.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. I was in Vietnam when I heard the news…..”Dock” was always a fave of us grunts because it was where we returned home from that damn silly war….chuq

      1. I can only imagine what it must have been like having to go to Vietnam. I am thankful the UK did not get involved, or I might have ended up there myself.

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