In April 1966, soul icon Otis Redding performed seven times in one weekend on the Sunset Strip at the Whisky a Go Go. The intimate atmosphere made for especially intense shows, which could be as short as 40 minutes but were nonetheless absolutely exhausting, as Redding tore through his own songs along with classics like "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag," "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," and "A Hard Day's Night."
A new six-CD box set from Stax, timed to celebrate what would have been Redding's 75th birthday this year, compiles all seven performances in one place for the first time ever, and we're offering two lucky AllMusic readers the chance to receive one for free.
There are two ways to enter for your chance to win the new six-CD box set, Otis Redding, Live at the Whisky a Go Go: The Complete Recordings (choose only one method):
1) Log in with your AllMusic account—or sign up if you aren't already a user—and comment on this post with the name of your favorite Otis Redding song. Be sure to register with an email address you check regularly, because that's how we'll notify you if you are selected.
2) Mail us a letter or postcard with the name of your favorite Otis Redding song, plus your contact info (email address, Twitter handle, or phone number) to AllMusic HQ, postmarked by Monday, October 24.
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If you know you need this set in your life, or might want to make it a holiday gift, Live at the Whisky a Go Go, the Complete Recordings can be ordered here. It's due out October 28 on Stax Records.
• Giveaway begins Monday, October 17. Winners will be selected on Friday, October 28.
• Winner will be contacted via the contact info they provided, so be sure to register with a valid email address that you check regularly.
• If no response is received from winner within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn from the pool of candidates.
• Must have a United States mailing address (due to taxes, customs regulations, and the complexity of international sweepstakes rules).
• Must be over 13 years of age to enter.
• One entry per household.
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