September 9, 2009

Today's Tune: "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" By Otis Redding

'Today's Tune' is "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by American soul singer Otis Redding. Redding was born on September 9, 1941. He was so highly regarded, that he was called the "King Of Soul". He was one hell of a great singer, for sure.

This tune is probably the one Redding is most remembered for, and was his biggest hit. It was recorded three days before 26 year old Otis Redding was killed in a plane crash, along with his manager, the pilot, and four members of his band on December 10, 1967. The unfinished song, including Redding whistling during a portion he intended to fill in with lyrics, was released "as is" about one month later.

Otis Redding - "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"

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