Stax RecordsA new comprehensive CD box set capturing Otis Redding‘s entire historic three-day engagement at the famed Los Angeles-area club the Whisky A Go Go in April 1966 will be released on October 21. Otis Redding — Live at the Whisky a Go Go: The Complete Recordings features six CDs, and includes all seven sets that the late soul legend performed at the venue on April 8, 9 and 10 of ’66.

The shows marked Redding’s first-ever performances at the Whisky, a club more noted for hosting popular rock ‘n’ roll acts, at a time when the Otis’ music was just beginning to cross over to white audiences. At the concerts, the 24-year-old singer showcased renditions of his first top 40 pop hits — “Respect,” “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” and his version of The Rolling Stones‘ classic “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” He also performed covers of such tunes as The Beatles‘ “A Hard Day’s Night” and James Brown‘s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag.”

The Live at the Whisky a Go Go box set features newly remixed and remastered recordings from the April 1966 concerts. While some of the performances appeared on the 1968 concert album In Person at the Whisky a Go Go, the new collection includes previously unreleased tracks and all of Redding’s stage banter during the shows. is hosting an exclusive stream of Redding’s performance of his R&B hit “Mr. Pitiful,” from the first set of his April 9, 1966, concert.

The box set comes packaged with a poster and new liner notes.

Sadly, Redding died in December 1967 plane crash at the age of 26.

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