Shake!: Otis at Monterey (1987)
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In just a brief 5 song set, Otis Redding shows off what makes him one of soul music's greatest legends.
Another great taken way before their time. If you get the deluxe Monterey Pop Festival box set, this is included on the same disc as Jimi Hendrix.
Redding is one of my favorite artists at the whole show, and it's a shame they gave him a mere 17 minutes. His performance is dynamite, and there's none of that pointless intro nonsense. But Pennebaker does fuck up in one crucial way. When "Try a Little Tenderness", one of Redding's signature songs, starts up the director picks that moment to cut away and show us a goddamn 3-minute montage of festival attendees (usually in relation to the lyrics... weary women, people being tender). We only get to see Otis again during the final minute of the song. So fucking stupid.
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