Historic Performances Recorded at the Monterey International Pop Festival
|Historic Performances Recorded at the Monterey International Pop Festival|
|Live album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience (side 1) and Otis Redding (side 2)|
|Released||August 26, 1970|
|Venue||Monterey Pop Festival, California|
|Jimi Hendrix U.S. chronology|
|Otis Redding chronology|
Historic Performances Recorded at the Monterey International Pop Festival is a live album recorded at the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967. A split artist release, it documents performances by the Jimi Hendrix Experience on side one and Otis Redding on side two.
Release and charts
Reprise Records released Historic Performances in the U.S. on August 26, 1970. It reached number 16 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and number 15 on the magazine's Top R&B Albums chart. The Recording Industry Association of America certified it as a "Gold" album, signifying sales in excess of 500,000 copies. The album was not released in the UK.
|Christgau's Record Guide||A–|
|Encyclopedia of Popular Music|||
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
In a contemporary review of the album, Jeffrey Drucker of Rolling Stone magazine said "memories are made of sets like this", and "even if you weren't [there], you'll find some very satisfying music by two of our most gifted artists."
In Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981), music critic Robert Christgau called the album "as evocative a distillation of the hippie moment in all its hope and contradiction as you'll ever hear." He described Redding and Hendrix as "two radically different black artists showboating at the nativity of the new white rock audience", who had both "performed more subtly and more brilliantly" elsewhere, and were "equally audacious and equally wonderful" at the festival.
|Side one: the Jimi Hendrix Experience|
|1.||"Like a Rolling Stone"||Bob Dylan||6:22|
|2.||"Rock Me Baby"||B.B. King, Joe Josea||3:00|
|3.||"Can You See Me"||Jimi Hendrix||2:30|
|4.||"Wild Thing"||Chip Taylor||7:30|
|Side two: Otis Redding|
|7.||"I've Been Loving You Too Long"||Otis Redding, Jerry Butler||3:32|
|8.||"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"||Mick Jagger, Keith Richards||3:21|
|9.||"Try a Little Tenderness"||Harry M. Woods, Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly||4:40|
- Otis Redding – vocals
- Booker T. Jones – keyboards, piano, organ
- Steve Cropper – guitar
- Donald "Duck" Dunn – bass guitar
- Al Jackson, Jr. – drums
- Wayne Jackson – trumpet
- Andrew Love – tenor saxophone
- Producers: Lou Adler, John Phillips
- Engineers: Wally Heider, Eric Weinberg
- Photography: Jim Marshall
- Cover Layout: Ed Thrasher
- "August 26, 1970". The Jimi Hendrix Encyclopedia. Experience Hendrix. Retrieved July 12, 2008.
- Eder, Bruce. "At Monterey - Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
Kubernik, Harvey; Kubernik, Kenneth (2011). A Perfect Haze: The Illustrated History of the Monterey International Pop. Santa Monica Press. p. eBook. ISBN 978-1595808721.
The headlining slot on Saturday night was opened up when the Beach Boys failed to appear. It was taken by a young (only 25!) soul singer named Otis Redding
- "Otis Redding: Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard.com. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
- "Otis Redding: Chart History – Top R&B Albums". Billboard.com. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
- "Gold & Platinum – Jimi Hendrix". RIAA. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
- Christgau 1981, p. 319.
- Larkin 2006, p. 249.
- DeCurtis, Henke & George-Warren 1992, p. 315.
- Drucker, Jeffrey (October 15, 1970). "Historic Performances Recorded at the Monterey International Pop Festival". Rolling Stone. New York. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
- Christgau, Robert (October 13, 1981). Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 0899190251.
- DeCurtis, Anthony; Henke, James; George-Warren, Holly (1992). The Rolling Stone Album Guide (3rd ed.). Random House. ISBN 0679737294.
- Larkin, Colin (2006). Encyclopedia of Popular Music. 4 (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195313739.
- Historic Performances Recorded at the Monterey International Pop Festival at Discogs (list of releases)