Otis Redding was a legendary R&B/Soul singer-songwriter outta Dawson, Georgia. He is considered one of the greatest singers in the world and labeled “King of Soul”. 50 years ago, today, he released his #1 hit song, entitled, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay“.

“(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”

Not too long ago, Rhino released a 12-song album, entitled, “DOCK OF THE BAY SESSIONS”. This project is part of the ongoing 50th-anniversary celebration of “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” song. Also, today marks the actual 50th anniversary of the legendary single topping both the Pop and R&B charts in 1968 and becoming Redding’s first #1 hit.

Otis Redding

Otis Redding

“This album is the first indication of a new Otis Redding, one that has slayed audiences in Europe, one which won him a whole new crowd at the Monterey International Pop Festival.” – Bob Stanley, musician-journalist

DOCK OF THE BAY SESSIONS was compiled with input from Roger Armstrong of Ace Records and Otis biographer Jonathan Gould. Also, the project has the Redding family’s full endorsement.


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