But, helping me get through all the work…delicious, heaping portions of Soul music.
And so, I thought I’d share the following video treasure of one of my absolute favorites, Mr. Otis Redding, in his landmark performance at the legendary 1967 Monterey International Pop Music Festival, backed by Booker T & The M.G.s.
Of course, calling Otis “Mr.” is bittersweet.
Bitter: He was only 26 years old when he died in a plane crash. Hardly “Mr.” material.
Sweet: And yet, as you can clearly see in the video, this was an old soul in a young man’s body. It’s a rare 26-year old who can sing with such deep, sincere, authentic feeling.
Thanks, Otis, for all of the incredible musical gifts you shared during your all-too-short time with us.