Best Otis Redding Live Album

We only have three sources of material for experiencing Otis Redding performing live, or at least that’s all that’s been discovered so far.

  • April 1966 at the Whisky A Go Go
  • The Stax Volt tour of Europe in March 1967
  • The Monterey International Pop Festival in June 1967 where Redding was restricted to performing only 5 songs.

We’ve had three long-standing albums from these sources which will be the best known of his live albums:

  • Live in Europe released on July 10, 1967 (i.e. while Otis Redding was alive).
  • In Person at the Whisky a Go Go released in June 1968.
  • Historic Performances Recorded at the Monterey International Pop Festival (one side of the vinyl LP was Redding, the other featured Jimi Hendrix) released in August 1970.

Since then the Whisky A Go Go and Stax/Volt Europe tours have been repackaged to make them more complete. This means more duplication of songs which may or may not be good from your perspective. Personally I tend to dislike repetitive performances of the same songs within a few tracks of each other.

In particular, we have seen:

  • Good to Me: Live at the Whisky a Go Go, Vol. 2 – as the title suggests, this is more from these concerts.
  • Live in London and Paris which features these two concerts from his European tour.
  • Live on the Sunset Strip which brings together the first and second albums from Whisky A Go Go with more songs.

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