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Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay album download
Performer: Otis Redding
Title: (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Country: US
Released: 1968
Style: Soul
Rating: 4.3/5
Format: MP3 FLAC DXD VOX FLAC WMA AUD TTA XM
FLAC size: 1838 mb | MP3 size: 1142 mb | WMA size: 1659 mb
Genre: Funk

Sittin' in the mornin' sun I'll be sittin' when the evenin' come Watching the ships roll in And then I watch 'em roll away again, yeah. I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay Watching the tide roll away Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay Wastin' time.

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So, I'm just gonna sit on a dock of a bay Watching the tide roll away I'm sittin' on a dock of a bay Wasting time. Look like nothing's gonna change Everything still remains the same I can't do what ten people tell me to do So I guess I'll remain the same. Sittin' here resting my bones And this loneliness won't leave me alone Listen, two thousand miles I roamed Just to make this dock my home. Now, I'm just gonna sit at the dock of a bay Watching the tide roll away I'm sittin' on a dock of a bay Wasting time.

Sittin' in the mornin' sun I'll be sittin' when the evenin' come Watching the ships roll in And then I watch 'em roll away again, yeah. by Jorge on 9/10/2008 12:25pm Ustedes todos me la pelan! Basically just listen and enjoy the song for what it's worth. Thank you Otis Redding for singing such a beautiful song with more soul than a pair of orthopedic shoes. by charlie on 9/13/2008 11:55am He's trying to escape the pressures of life and the demands placed on him.

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.

When (Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay was released less than two months later, it became the singer’s first million-seller and first Billboard Number One single. But the legendary soul singer never got to hear the finished version of his breakthrough single: He had died in a plane crash on December 10th. Epic New Otis Redding Biography Sheds Light on the Singer's Life and Times. While Dock of the Bay is now hailed as an influential classic – placing at number 26 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time – the initial reaction to the song was mixed. Cropper says he played the song for Zelma Redding and Johnny Lee Blue Moon Odom, the major-league pitcher who hailed from Redding’s hometown of Macon, Georgia, and was hanging out during some of those sessions. Zelma Redding didn’t like the new approach.

Otis Redding wrote the first verse of the song, under the abbreviated title "Dock of the Bay," on his promoter Bill Graham's rented houseboat at Waldo Point in Sausalito, California in August 1967. Many songs by Otis Redding were co-written was guitarist Steve Cropper. This song wasn't an exception. The song's two co-writers exchanged ideas while playing the song. Steve Cropper was at the studio when Otis Redding called his from the Memphis airport. Sammy Hagar made a cover of the song as a non-album single in 1979 with Steve Cropper on guitar and Boston's members Brad Delp, Sib Hashian, and Barry Goudreau on backup vocals. Otis Redding's sons Dexter and Otis III along with their cousin Mark (known as The Reddings) covered this song in 1982. Michael Bolton's cover reached the eleventh chart position in the US in 1987.

Sittin' in the morning sun I'll be sittin' when the evening comes Watching the ships roll in Then I watch them roll away again, yeah. I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay Wastin' time. I left my home in Georgia Headed for the Frisco Bay Cuz I've had nothing to live for And look like nothing's gonna come my way. So, I'm just gon' sit on the dock of the bay Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay Wastin' time.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Written-By – Redding*, Cropper*
2:38
B My Sweet Lorene
Written-By – Isbell*, Hayes*, Redding*
2:25

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Polydor Records Ltd.
  • Licensed From – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Published By – Tee Pee Music

Credits

  • Producer – Steve Cropper

Notes

This version has a large centre hole. A similar version exists with a push-out centre and a sold centre.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
45-157 Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay / Sweet Lorene ‎(7", Single, PL) Volt 45-157 US 1968
ATCO 157 Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay / Sweet Lorene ‎(7", Single, RE) ATCO Records ATCO 157 Canada 1972
45-157 Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay / Sweet Lorene ‎(7", Single) Volt 45-157 Canada 1968
ATCO 157 Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay / Sweet Lorene ‎(7", Single, RE) ATCO Records ATCO 157 Canada 1972
R7 563996, 081227932206 Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay ‎(7", Single, Ltd, RE, RM, Gol) Volt, Volt R7 563996, 081227932206 UK, Europe & US 2018

Tracklist Hide Credits

A (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Written-By – Redding*, Cropper*
B1 Respect
Written-By – Redding*
B2 Mr. Pitiful
Written-By – Redding*, Cropper*

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – CBS Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton

Credits

  • Lacquer Cut By – AL* (tracks: A)
  • Producer – Steve Cropper (tracks: A side.)

Notes

This 1980 3 track 45 is a re-issue, with a picture sleeve & green & orange labels.

It was originally released in 1972 with Blue & orange labels and no picture sleeve (see separate entry).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): K 10126 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): K 10126 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Etched): K-10126-A-2 AL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Etched): K-10126-B-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A&B Runouts, Stamped): <

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
2091 112 Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay ‎(7", Maxi) Atlantic 2091 112 UK 1971
ATL 10 230 Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay / Mr. Pitiful ‎(7") Atlantic ATL 10 230 Germany Unknown
ATL 10 230 Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay / Mr. Pitiful ‎(7", Single, RE) Atlantic ATL 10 230 Germany 1972
K 10126 Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay ‎(7", Single, Lar) Atlantic K 10126 UK Unknown
K 10126 Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay ‎(7", Single, Kno) Atlantic K 10126 UK 1972

Tracklist Hide Credits

A (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Written By – Steve Cropper-Otis ReddingWritten-By – Otis Redding, Steve Cropper
2:38
B Sweet Lorene
Written By – O. Redding-I. Hayes-A. IsbellWritten-By – A. Isbell*, I. Hayes*, O. Redding*
2:25

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Quality Records Limited
  • Published By – East
  • Published By – Time
  • Published By – Redwal

Credits

  • Producer [Uncredited] – Steve Cropper

Notes

Pub. East-Time-Redwal

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A side etched runout): VOLT-157-S1
  • Matrix / Runout (B side etched runout): VOLT-157-S2
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
45-157 Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay / Sweet Lorene ‎(7", Single, PL) Volt 45-157 US 1968
ATCO 157 Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay / Sweet Lorene ‎(7", Single, RE) ATCO Records ATCO 157 Canada 1972
45-157 Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay / Sweet Lorene ‎(7", Single) Volt 45-157 Canada 1968
ATCO 157 Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay / Sweet Lorene ‎(7", Single, RE) ATCO Records ATCO 157 Canada 1972
R7 563996, 081227932206 Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay ‎(7", Single, Ltd, RE, RM, Gol) Volt, Volt R7 563996, 081227932206 UK, Europe & US 2018


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