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Otis Redding

14 Ratings: 3.8
Born on 9/9/41 in Dawson, GA. Killed in a plane crash in Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin on 12/10/67. Soul singer/songwriter/producer/pianist. Sang duets with Carla Thomas. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

One of the most influential soul singers of the 1960s, Otis Redding exemplified to many listeners the power of Southern "deep soul" — hoarse, gritty vocals, brassy arrangements, and an emotional way with both party tunes and aching ballads. … see full wiki

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Dock of the Bay -- I never get tired of listening to it.

  • Oct 26, 2010
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I was 16 when I first heard Otis Redding and the song was "Dock of the Bay." I knew every word by its second listening. It just spoke to me --

"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, yes

Sittin' here resting my bones
And this loneliness won't leave me alone"

I got busy looking for my own "Dock of the Bay." Just a great song. Loved it then and still do.

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October 26, 2010
You have excellent taste. See my review of "The Very Best of Otis Redding" here on Lunch to get the story behind "Sittin" On) The Dock of The Bay". Otis Redding was an exceptinal talent that we lost all too soon.
 
October 26, 2010
I LOVE this song. I'm from the Bay, so when I first heard this song, I knew exactly what he meant. I don't know if I've sat at the same dock, but, I've looked at that same Bay and finally, coming home after not living here for 14 years, that song has even more meaning. Thanks for giving it the love it definitely deserves! Is this your favorite Otis song?
 
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