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The Dock of the Bay is a testament to the gritty power of horn-driven Memphis soul, Stax-style. Otis Redding's grainy, vulnerable voice electrifies everything from laments like "Let Me Come On Home" and "I'm Coming Home to See About You" to rocking workouts "Tramp" (featuring an especially sassy Carla Thomas) and "The Huckle-Buck." Recorded three days before the 1967 plane crash that took his life, the title track simmers with a magical melancholy and kicks off an album devoted largely to homeward yearnings.

Biography

Born: September 9, 1941 in Dawson, GA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s

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. He was also the most consistent exponent of the Stax sound, cutting his records at the Memphis label/studios that did much to update R&B into modern soul. His death at the age of 26 was tragic not just because he seemed on the verge of breaking through to a wide...
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The Dock of the Bay, Otis Redding
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: R&B/Soul, Music, Rock, Soul
  • Released: Feb 23, 1968

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