‘MONTEREY POP’, documental online.

diciembre 23, 2009

Monterey Pop is a 1968 concert film by D. A. Pennebaker that documents the Monterey Pop Festival of 1967. Among Pennebaker’s several camera operators were fellow documentarians Richard Leacock and Albert Maysles. The painter Brice Marden has an “assistant camera” credit, and Bob Neuwirth, who figured prominently in Pennebaker’s Bob Dylan documentary Dont Look Back, acted as stage manager. Titles for the film were by the illustrator Tomi Ungerer. Featured performers include Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Hugh Masekela, Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar, The Mamas & the Papas, The Who (who destroy their instruments at the end of “My Generation”), and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, whose name-sake set his guitar on fire during “Wild Thing”.

Songs featured in the film, in order of appearance:

  1. Big Brother & The Holding Company (Combination of the Two*)
  2. Scott McKenzie (San Francisco*)
  3. The Mamas & The Papas (Creeque Alley* & California Dreamin)
  4. Canned Heat (Rollin’ & Tumblin’)
  5. Simon & Garfunkel (The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy))
  6. Hugh Masekela (Bajabula Bonke (Healing Song))
  7. Jefferson Airplane(High Flyin’ Bird & Today)
  8. Big Brother & The Holding Company (Ball & Chain)
  9. Eric Burdon & The Animals (Paint It Black)
  10. The Who (My Generation)
  11. Country Joe & The Fish (Section 43)
  12. Otis Redding (Shake & I’ve Been Loving You Too Long)
  13. The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Wild Thing)
  14. The Mamas & The Papas (Got a Feelin’)

* = Studio version, played over film footage of pre-concert activity.

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