Otis Redding — Dock Of The Bay
Black Vinyl LP in Mono or Stereo
This is essential soul: The immortal title smash of course, “Tramp” (Redding’s hit with Carla Thomas), the stunning “I Love You More Than Words Can Say,” “Let Me Come On Home” and more. 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. In 2003, the album was ranked #161 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
“(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” was written by Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper. It was recorded by Redding twice in 1967 — once just days before his death in a December 10, 1967, plane crash. Released after his death in 1968, it became the first posthumous single to top the charts in the US. The song features mimicked seagull whistles and sounds of the waves crashing on the shore.
Label: Rhino / Sundazed Music
- (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
- Tramp (with Carla Thomas)
- The Huckle-Buck
- Nobody Knows You (When You’re Down And Out)
- Ole Man Trouble