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.
And enjoy your weekend and enjoy Otis……”The Dock Of The Bay”…….
But Wait! There is more!