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Dock of the Bay [CD]

Otis ReddingAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Born in Dawson, Ga., Otis Redding, Jr. and his family moved to Macon when he was five years old. At an early age he began his career as a singer and musician in the choir of the Vineville Baptist Church. Otis attended Ballard Hudson High School and participated in the school band. Determined to help his family financially, he began to compete in the Douglass Theatre talent shows for the ... Read more in Amazon's Otis Redding Store

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  • Audio CD (December 8, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • ASIN: B002UPQ246
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,865 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
2. I Love You More Than Words Can Say
3. Let Me Come on Home
4. Open the Door
5. Don't Mess with Cupid
6. The Glory of Love
7. I'm Coming Home to See About You
8. Tramp
9. The Huckle-Buck
10. Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out)
11. Ole Man Trouble

Editorial Reviews

It still pains the heart that this LP was a posthumous one, its singer dead at 26. This is essential soul: the immortal title smash; Tramp (his hit with Carla Thomas); the stunning I Love You More Than Words Can Say; Let Me Come On Home , and more.

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little respect May 11, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Released shortly after his death, this album was the first of several posthumous Otis Redding releases. The fabulous title track reached number one on both the pop and R&B charts, introducing Otis' talent and emotive energy to a much wider (and whiter) audience. Inspired by the Beatles' adventurous songwriting, and his positive experience at the Monterey Pop Festival, he wrote "The Dock of the Bay" while relaxing in Sausalito. He recorded it on December 7, 1967, three days before the airplane crash that would take his life and four members of his touring band, The Bar-Kays. The song was unlike anything he had released thus far, and showed the promising artistic direction he was headed in. Guitarist, co-writer, and friend Steve Cropper compiled this tribute album around it, gathering together some of his past singles, along with the unreleased ballad "Open The Door." There are plenty of great songs, such as the magnificent "Let Me Come On Home," "Don't Mess With Cupid," and his classic duet with Carla Thomas, "Tramp." The funky "Huckle-Buck" is from the Stax "Stay In School" record, and two fine cuts from earlier albums close out the set. As always, the backing musicians on all of the tracks are the fantastic Stax players of Booker T. & The MG's and the Mar-Keys. This disc is a testament to Otis Redding's mastery of his craft, and makes for a decent primer on his sound. It was soon followed by "The Immortal Otis Redding," an excellent collection of unreleased studio recordings.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Otis January 29, 2000
By Phil
Format:Audio CD
I listen to this album every day and think what a tradgedy it is that Otis Redding died before his time. The music that this man was starting to create is the epitomy of soul and I am moved nearly to tears listenting to Otis belt out such tunes as 'Ole Man Trouble', 'Let Me Come Home', and 'The Glory of Love' and in the next moment smiling and laughing along with Otis on the tunes 'Tramp' and 'The Huckle-Buck'. I am a fan of all generes of music and this is the one album I would reccomend to anyone, no matter what kind of music they prefer. Listen to 'Dock of the Bay' I gurantee you will fall in love with Otis Redding.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than words can say July 24, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I stayed away from this CD for years simply because 'Dock of the Bay' was so overexposed. Recently, I gave this one a chance and it exceeded my expectations. I still think 'Immortal Otis' is the essential Otis Redding album. However, this one will blow you away too. He just has a way of owning a song and making it completely his. Otis has covered a few songs and they all take on new meaning, like 'Respect.'- just totally Otis. People have tried to take on Otis, as cover material, but his style is simply too unique, too much soul for any mere mortal.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They lost the recipe May 23, 2010
Format:Audio CD
They just don't make them like this anymore. They must have lost the recipe. You've heard The Dock of the Bay, but have you heard The Glory of Love?
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twenty from the King of Soul June 13, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Otis Redding was born in Dawson, GA. His family moved to Macon when Otis was five. He sang in a choir there and as a teen won a local talent show 15 consecutive weeks. Hia earliest influence was fellow Maconite (Little) Richard Penniman. He joined Johnny Jenkins & the Pinetoppers around 1960. During one of their '62 studio sessions, Otis recorded a song he wrote called "These Arms of Mine." It was a Top 20 hit for VOLT Records but more importantly, this single launched Redding's solo career.

After much r&b chart success over the next five years, Otis Redding died in a plane crash in December of 1967. He was 26. Within a few weeks of that tragic accident, Redding's biggest hit, the title song of this collection of twenty tracks, "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," reached #1 on American pop charts.

This album is a fine compilation of many of Otis's best recordings. Seven of the twenty are monaural. A faint tape hiss is evident in spots, but it's not intrusive (heavy filtering would've been, IMO). NOTE: The "live" version of "Shake" was the charting single. Included here is a studio track from the #1 compilation album, THE HISTORY OF OTIS REDDING (1967).

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(** = mono; chart positions are U.S. r&b rankings)

[2:05] Respect (#4, 1965)
[2:26] Mr.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Vinyl Re-Issue from Sundazed November 7, 2011
Format:Vinyl
Nobody had the Soul of Otis Redding. His phrasing is just amazing. Sundaze's re-issue just sounds great. The horns are wonderful. The snare just snaps on all the tracks.

I think the previous review misses the point of Sundaze's re-isssue philosophy. It isn't to include extras. The point is the vinyl has been out of print for years. Those of us that are looking for a great sounding copy of the original issue on vinyl are rewarded by this re-issue.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Order wrong item, wanted a cd.. Company that handles this was very understanding
Published 4 days ago by Asher F. Cardoza
5.0 out of 5 stars You have to like scat-man blues and this has a decent recording level...
You have to like scat-man blues and this has a decent recording level although it is noticeable at different levels on different songs. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Stylin_K
5.0 out of 5 stars ... sing alone with Otis on dock of the bay love it.
I sing alone with Otis on dock of the bay love it.
Published 2 months ago by emmitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product and the purchase was hassle free
Cd came on time and as advertised. Great product and the purchase was hassle free!
Thank you!
Published 4 months ago by Terry O'Connor
5.0 out of 5 stars Honestly
How do you not give this 5 stars? Brilliant. Take not, it is not antique. It is new. Still, his voice seems like years ago.
Published 5 months ago by Joe b
5.0 out of 5 stars Blues!!
I love blues and this is some of the best. Recommend it to anyone who likes jazz, blues, and rock and roll.
Published 6 months ago by PWRyd
5.0 out of 5 stars Otis! My Man!
No, not that Otis, but the real McCoy! Raw power in his voice and no one can beat him at the Blues!
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Get ready folks for a treat for your ears.
Otis was and still is the man. I only knew the title song and wanted to learn more about this legend. Read more
Published 7 months ago by G. Poole
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Otis Redding song
Others have done this song, but when I think of it I always think of Otis Redding's version. He does it better than anyone else. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Stu Redman
5.0 out of 5 stars "Otis" will live forever in my heart!
There is only one song I haven't heard before " My Girl." Other than that, the CD contains music that is not new. It doesn't matter-I love his music. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Pat l. In Ca
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