DAZZLING OTIS REDDING 1966 CARR'S BEACH ANNAPOLIS BOXING STYLE CONCERT POSTER.
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Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:00:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
22x30.75" thin cardboard by "Globe Poster-Baltimore". Advertising a concert "Sunday June 26" w/a highly unusual 2x22" cardboard piece stapled just below date reading "Bus Ride/ Round Trip/ To The Beach And See The Show All For One Price!/ Advance $8.00 At Bus $10.00" w/address given for "Churchill Record Shop" in Richmond, VA. Covered by this cardboard addition is a strip of yellow day-glo w/text "APO Shows Inc. Present Its Sixth Annual Summer Show Of Stars". Featured at top of the bill is a floating head portrait of Redding w/song "My Lover's Prayer" listed below. Additional acts include: Garnet Mimms; Sam & Dave "Hold On I'm Coming"; Patty LaBelle And Her Blue Belles "Over The Rainbow"; Percy Sledge "When A Man Loves A Woman"; Mitty Collier; James Carr; The Ovations and Sad Sam Comic MC. Corners have cardboard fills and portraits at bottom r/l have minor touch ups executed by a master restorer, otherwise untouched w/scattered staple holes, three tape pulls along top edge of reverse, moderate surface paper wear and age toning. Displaying Fine. The image of Otis remains clean and the poster has a commanding presence that will only be enhanced once framed. This show was two months after Redding's noted stint at the Los Angeles Rock 'n Roll club Whiskey A Go Go as he pushed further towards a mainstream breakthrough that would culminate in 1967 w/his performance along w/such luminaries as Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and The Who during the Monterey Pop Festival. This poster places Otis in front of his primary audience and at the historic Carr's Beach, the leading beach destination for East Coast African Americans during the Jim Crow era. The addition of the "Bus Ride" advertisement from Richmond, VA, a nearly three-hour ride from Carr's Mid-Atlantic location, is a testament to the beaches popularity as a recreational destination. This splendid poster was salvaged by a concert attendee at the bus stop upon arriving home from the show and is now making its first auction appearance. A treasure of the style, era and artist.
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