Dock of the Bay

Dock of the Bay


Sundazed Records
~Otis Redding
Vinyl

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Official Release Date Sep 23, 2003
Artist Otis Redding
Genre Pop
Version  US
PAX-Code PAX0005139236
Item Code  0090771517210

track listing

1. (Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay2. I Love You More Than Words Can Say3. Let Me Come on Home4. Open the Door5. Don't Mess with Cupid6. Glory of Love7. I'm Coming Home8. Tramp9. Hucklebuck10. Nobody Knows You when You'Re Down and Out11. Ole Man Trouble

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It was never supposed to be like this: "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay" was supposed to mark a 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 Otis 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. Dock of the Bay is, indeed, a mixed bag of singles and B-sides going back to July of 1965, one hit duet with Carla Thomas, and a pair of previously unissued tracks from 1966 and 1967, respectively. There's little cohesion, stylistic or otherwise, in the songs, especially when the title track is taken into consideration -- nothing else here resembles it, for the obvious reason that Redding never had a chance to follow it up. Despite the mix-and-match nature of the album, however, this is an impossible record not to love. Cropper chose his tracks well, selecting some of the strongest and most unusual among the late singer's orphaned songs: "I Love You More Than Words Can Say" is one of Redding's most passionate performances; "Let Me Come on Home" presents an ebullient Otis Redding accompanied by some sharp playing; and "Don't Mess With Cupid" begins with a gorgeous guitar flourish and blooms into an intense, pounding, soaring showcase for singer and band alike. No one could complain about the album then, and it still holds more than four decades later. Reissued on CD by the Atco label through Rhino Records in excellent sound.

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