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Otis Redding

(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay

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  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 2011
  • 1941
  • 1963

Otis Ray Redding, Jr. (September 9, 1941 December 10, 1967) was an American soul singer. Often called the “King of Soul”, he is renowned for an ability to convey strong emotion through his voice. According to the website of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (where he was inducted in 1989), Redding’s name is “synonymous with the term soul, music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm and blues into a form of funky, secular testifying.“ In addition, rock critic Jon Landau said in 1967 that ‘“Otis Redding is rock & roll”. Redding died in a plane crash at the age of 26, one month before his biggest hit, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”, was released. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Watching the tide roll away ... Wastin' time

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This song is listed #28 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Popular in Soul (See Charts): Man In The Mirror, On The Line, Music And Me, Fall Again, I'll Be There, It's A Man's Man's World, Stand By Me, I Got You (I Feel Good), Upside Down, and Isn't She Lovely.


Anonymous wrote on October, 16th 2010 at 5:39pm:
I love this song. It's a classic!

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