The Dock of the Bay is the first of a number of posthumously released Otis Redding albums, and his seventh studio album. It contains a number of singles and B-sides dating back to 1965 and one of his best known songs, the posthumous hit "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay". In 2003, the album was ranked number 161 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
It was never supposed to be like this: "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" was supposed to mark the beginning of a new phase in Otis Redding's career, not an ending. Producer/guitarist Steve Cropper had a difficult task to perform in pulling together this album, the first of several posthumous releases issued by Stax/Volt in the wake of Redding's death. What could have been a cash-in effort or a grim memorial album instead became a vivid, exciting presentation of some key aspects of the talent that was lost when Redding died
In 2003, the album was ranked number 161 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Retrieved 13 September 2012. Retrieved 2014-10-28.
Recorded three days before the 1967 plane crash that took his life, the title track simmers with a magical melancholy and kicks off an album devoted largely to homeward yearnings. The Dock of the Bay Otis Redding. 1. (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay. 2:46.
Letras Otis Redding canciones The Dock Of The Bay y videos. ste es el tracklist del álbum: (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay I Love You More Than Words Can Say Let Me Come On Home Open the Door Don't Mess With Cupid The Glory of Love I'm Coming Home to See About You Tramp The Huckle-Buck Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out) Ole Man Trouble. Letras o Otis Redding The Dock Of The Bay. Canciones Otis Redding. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay letra. 2. The Huckle-Buck letra.
(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" is a song co-written by soul singer Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper. It was recorded by Redding twice in 1967, including once just days before his death in a plane crash. The song was released on Stax Records' Volt label in 1968, becoming the first posthumous single to top the charts in the US. It reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.
Dock Of The Bay' was exactly that: 'I left my home in Georgia, headed for the Frisco Bay' was all about him going out to San Francisco to perform. Redding ended up sitting on a dock on the San Francisco Bay thanks to Bill Graham, who ran the Fillmore West Auditorium. Redding played three shows there, December 20-22, 1966. Redding wrote this soon after listening to The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, which had just been released. Shortly before he started recording "Dock of the Bay," Redding alluded to it as an extension of the Beatles' music. In 1966 and 1967, Redding performed "A Hard Day's Night" and "Day Tripper" at some of his concerts