Album of the Day
In Person at the Whiskey A Go Go
A little over a year before his breakthrough performance at the Monterey Pop Festival, Otis Redding was stunning audiences on the Sunset Strip. IN PERSON AT THE WHISKY A GO GO was drawn from three April 1966 shows at the legendary nightclub, and captures the King of Soul in peak form with his regular touring band. These 10 tracks include some of the most iconic songs in Redding's repertoire - “I Can't Turn You Loose,” “Pain in My Heart,” “Mr. Pitiful” and “Respect” among them – and the singer wrings every drop of emotion from them (the intimate setting also highlights Otis' rapport with the audience; any jaded L.A. hipster who entered the club that evening surely walked out a believer). Redding was born on this day in 1941, and in his honor, we'll cue up the titanic IN PERSON AT THE WHISKY A GO GO.