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The Dock of the Bay: the Definitive Collection

Otis Redding Audio CD
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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 (7 Dec 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000024IJD
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,413 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Respect
2. Mr. Pitiful
3. Love Man
4. Satisfaction (I Can't Get No)
5. Security
6. I Can't Turn You Loose
7. Shake
8. Hard to Handle
9. Tramp
10. Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa (Sad Song)
11. My Lover's Prayer
12. These Arms of Mine
13. That's How Strong My Love Is
14. Cigarettes and Coffee
15. My Girl
16. A Change Is Gonna Come
17. I've Been Loving You Too Long
18. Try a Little Tenderness
19. Pain in My Heart
20. The Dock Of The Bay (Sittin' On)

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Shortly after his breakthrough appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival, Otis Redding began talking of making a record that would be to soul music what Sgt. Pepper's was to rock. Sadly, "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" was the only song he recorded for this project before his untimely death, and so The Dock of the Bay wound up being a mixed bag of non-LP singles and previously unreleased material. Of course, Redding was such an amazing singer that even a ragtag collection of his stuff is worth checking out, and this album certainly has its fair share of high points, including "Tramp", a sassy duet with Carla Thomas; the funky "Don't Mess with Cupid"; and the unbelievably poignant "Ole Man Trouble". --Dan Epstein

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61 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Try a little Otis 6 Sep 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
'Sitting on the Dock of the Bay', surely one of the most recognisable tunes of all time with its carefree whistling bringing it to a close. However, dear Otis has so much more to offer than just this one track released after his tragically premature death. Otis possessed one of, if not the, greatest soul voices of all time and this album is a joy to listen to from start to finish. From the uplifting horns of 'Shake' at the start through to the witty dialogue between Otis and Carla Thomas on the fantastic 'Tramp' you can't help but get involved in the music and share some of the passion Otis put into it. You may have heard many of the songs , 'Hard to Handle' in the film The Commitments and The Rolling Stones 'I Can't Get No Satisfaction' being two of the most obvious, but, in my opinion, Otis' version is simply always the best, whether it be an original or a cover. Its almost impossible to pick out highlights on an album so full of classic sounds and lyrics but if I had to choose one favourite track I think I would have to go for another song that appeared in The Commitments, the outstanding 'Try A Little Tenderness'. This song starts at a casual pace gradually building up to a moving finale with Otis' voice at its most awe inspiring. You feel he could go on forever and, in kind, you could listen forever. Whilst I admit to knowing very little about soul music surely Otis is what its all about. As Carla says in the aforementioned 'Tramp', "You know what Otis, you're country, your straight from the Georgia woods", to which he replies "That's good". And that seems to be the thing about Otis and his music, its real.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little respect 11 May 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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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the definitive Dock of the Bay mix... 17 Aug 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I don't have a lot to add to the other reviews of this excellent CD. However; Buyers and listeners should be aware that the mix of "Dock of the Bay" which appears on this collection is - as on so many other compilations - the rather gutless stereo mix that was created in the 1970s and which unfortunately gets most airplay. I have a 1968 mono single and although the "Dock..." track on this CD is undoubtedly the same performance, it's definitely not the same mix - it's an inferior one!

The original mix, which is, in a musical sense far more powerful, is available still on CD. If you buy (from Amazon of course!) an excellent album called "The Definitive Sound of Atlantic Soul" you will get the original mix, which has a heavier beat and makes much more of Steve Cropper's great guitar backing. You'll also get a great many other excellent Atlantic cuts.

I just wish that the copyright owner would stop peddling the gutless mix of "Dock..." and get back to the original.

The rest of this album is definitely classic and original stuff though - so do buy this one too.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite CD 15 Jun 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Truly amazing talent sadly lost so early. This man had so much more to give as this compilation shows. No record or CD collection is anywhere near complete without this one!.I'm sure Mick and Keef were well pleased when Otis transformed the Stones classic (I can't get no)Satisfaction into the most amazing soul classic,just one of 20 classics on this CD. I never get tired of hearing Otis Redding.No need to say anymore, just buy it you will be glad you did!.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Work Left Behind an Untimely Passing 21 April 2010
By Stephanie De Pue TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
The single "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay" was recorded by the late, great Otis Redding three days before his death. (The version released includes his famous whistled last verse; he hadn't written the words yet, but intended to soon). The Georgia-born Redding, who left us, tragically, way too young at 26, in a crash of his private plane, was an influential singer/songwriter. He was a practitioner of gospel-derived, deepest fried southern soul, and a producer of the best music Memphis-based Stax/Volt could offer, with its wailing horns, and strong, pounding house band, Steve Cropper's Booker T and the MGs, (Green Onions). Redding's instrument, his voice, was an exemplar of soul: hoarse, passionate and gritty, yet he could produce aching ballads, and party tunes that still carried emotional content.

Now, Memphis has produced many great musicians. Sam Phillips' Sun Studio, launched in February 1952, boasted Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison. Beale Street started BB King's career. And then there was Stax/Volt, home to Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Johnnie Taylor and Rufus Thomas.

Otis, of course, wrote the album's title tune, and it was his biggest hit, although it was posthumously released. He also wrote "Respect," a big hit for Aretha Franklin; his intense version of the song is on this album. However, Redding's biggest, mainstream hit while alive was "Tramp," a duet with Carla Thomas that you will also find here. Otis, of course, was a man of many talents (he wrote several songs with Steve Cropper), and broad range.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great collection of hits from the Main man back in the day
Published 25 days ago by Jade Green
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Love it
Published 1 month ago by Holb23
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Otis Readig Album.
This must be the very best recording of Otis Redding at the peak of his days, sadly missed but brought back to life by listening to this superb album. Great.
Published 2 months ago by 'Amerigo'
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good
If you`ve never heard Otis Redding before (What have you`ve done in your life) Then this collection is worth a listening.
Published 2 months ago by Peter Oscarson
1.0 out of 5 stars Well what can I say
The cover logo said it was the Otis Redding collection I ordered, but when my wife played the CD she discovered that it was a Ray Charles collection. Whoops. Read more
Published 2 months ago by R. Holloway
5.0 out of 5 stars cd
Great voice of Otis Redding, such a wonderful singer, shame he passed away so early in life, great voice, greatly missed.
Published 3 months ago by col
5.0 out of 5 stars Sung gold! You ought to have this in your collection
An album I've had on cassette for years.My 24 year old son still loves it from his childhood - some great songs never date. Read more
Published 3 months ago by C Duncan
5.0 out of 5 stars He is my favourite artist! what could I do, just loved it!! You must listen and enjoy!
I can't find any more nice words to say!!
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Published 3 months ago by Hans Bertil Jensell
5.0 out of 5 stars Top notch!
It's Otis Redding on vinyl! What more needs to be said. The sound quality is excellent and the music is just...amazing!

I would highly recommend this album. Great!
Published 4 months ago by GC
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
Cd was perfect and intact, was delighted with it thank you very much quality is perfect what else can i say
Published 5 months ago by Anne O' Brien
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