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Inside Otis Redding’s breakout performance at Monterey Pop: ‘All of those hippies got quiet’

Inside Otis Redding’s breakout performance at Monterey Pop: ‘All of those hippies got quiet’

Otis Redding got on a roll at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and he just kept going – right past an agreed upon curfew.

Albert King – Born Under a Bad Sign (1967; 2013 reissue)

Albert King – Born Under a Bad Sign (1967; 2013 reissue)

Playing an upside down Gibson Flying V, Albert King set about turning everything you thought you knew about the blues, about rock, and certainly about the left-handed guitarist himself on its head with this stunning Stax release.

Darren Jay and the Delta Souls – Drink My Wine (2012)

There’s not much Memphis blues traveler Darren Jay can’t do, as his varied, deeply absorbing Drink My Wine makes abundantly clear.

New reissue of Albert King's classic I'll Play the Blues for You uncovers four new tracks

In 1972, Albert King joined forces with some of the leading figures in the legendary Stax soul sound to create one of his most celebrated releases

One Track Mind: Rufus Thomas, "Do The Funky Chicken" (1969; 2011 reissue)

Rufus Thomas, R&B scamp and known ass-shaker about town, was the ripe old age of 53 when this single was released. He hadn’t lost one bit of arm-flapping gusto.

Shooter Jennings, Drive-By Truckers, others – Southern Independent Vols. 1-2 (2011)

by Fred Phillips Over the past few months, Shooter Jennings has released two free compilations for his unfortunately named XXX movement, which are both still available for free download

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