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Shake! Otis at Monterey

Renowned documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker captures Otis Redding in his ascendancy, singing at the historic Monterey International Pop Festival in June 1967. Comedian Tom Smothers introduces Redding to a crowd that is leaving -- until Redding grabs them with his charged rendition of "Shake." Redding's performance also includes "Respect" (which he wrote), "I've Been Loving You Too Long," "Satisfaction," and "Try a Little Tenderness." Tragically, Redding died in a plane crash six months later. An innovative filmmaker who started in the 1950s making experimental films, Pennebaker garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature in 1993 for The War Room, his behind-the-scenes look at Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign. His other subjects have included Norman Mailer, Bob Dylan, and David Bowie.

Credits

Shake! Otis at Monterey Cast

Name Character
Steve Cropper He was 47, now 81 years old as Himself - Booker T. & the MG's
Donald "Duck" Dunn He was 47, 70 years old when he died as Himself - Booker T. & the MG's
Tom Smothers He was 52, now 85 years old as Himself
Otis Redding He was 46, 26 years old when he died as Himself
Booker T. Jones He was 42, now 78 years old as Himself - Booker T. & the MG's
Al Jackson, Jr. as Himself - Booker T. & the MG's (archive footage)

Shake! Otis at Monterey Crew

Name Department
Albert Maysles as Cinematography. He was 62 (88) years old when He died Crew
Nick Doob as Cinematography. Crew
Alan Douglas as Producer. He was 56 (82) years old when He died Production
Barry Feinstein as Cinematography. He was 56 (80) years old when He died Crew
Roger Murphy as Cinematography. He was 290 (80) years old when He died Crew
Nicholas T. Proferes as Cinematography. Crew
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Shake! Otis at Monterey (35 years)

  • Release day: Friday, October 16, 1987
  • Runtime: 19 minutes