Volt/Atco publish ‘The Dock of the Bay,’ the first posthumous Otis Redding’s album (1968)

Otis Redding’s ‘The Dock of the Bay’ is his seventh (and first posthumous) album recorded at Stax Studio and released on February 23, 1968 by Volt/Atco.

Track Listing : 1.(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay (Steve Cropper, Otis Redding) – 02:38 . 2.I Love You More Than Words Can Say (Eddie Floyd, Booker T. Jones) – 02:50 . 3.Let Me Come On Home (Al Jacobson, Jr., Booker T. Jones, Otis Redding) – 02:53 . 4.Open The Door (Otis Redding) – 02:21 . 5.Don’T Mess With Cupid (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Deanie Parker) – 02:28 . 6.The Glory Of Love (Billy Hill) – 02:38 . 7.I’M Coming Home To See About You (Otis Redding) – 03:03 . 8.Tramp (Lowell Fulson, Jimmy Mccracklin) – 02:32 . 9.The Huckle-Buck (Roy Alfred, Andy Gibson) – 02:58 . 10.Nobody Knows You (When You’Re Down And Out) (Jimmy Cox) – 03:10 . 11.Ole Man Trouble (Otis Redding) – 02:36

Jim Marshall

Musicians : Otis Redding – Vocals . Carla Thomas – Vocals On (8) . Steve Cropper – Guitar . Donald “Duck” Dunn – Bass . Isaac Hayes – Keyboards . Al Jackson, Jr. – Drums . Wayne Jackson – Trumpet . Booker T. Jones – Keyboards . Andrew Love-Axton – Sax (Tenor) . Gene “Bowlegs” Miller – Trumpet . Sammy Coleman – Trumpet . Floyd Newman – Sax (Baritone) . Joe Arnold – Sax (Tenor)

Production : Produced By Steve Cropper

Package : Jerry Cunningham – Photography . Loring Eutemey – Design . Jon Landau – Liner Notes . Jim Marshall asterisques RVM – Cover Photo

Recorded On July 11, 1965 – December 8, 1967 At Stax Studo.

Released On February 23, 1968 By Volt/Atco.


The Wall Street Journal
We always played a chord, with each of us taking a different note. What we put across behind Otis was simple and funky—like a call and response in church. […]

Otis Redding’s last week: The tragic story of “Dock of the Bay” and a fateful final flight The backing track was done totally off-the-cuff, shrouded in melancholy tones and tempo that matched the mood of what Otis was singing, and Cropper suggested a bridge sung at a higher key and slightly faster pace, taken from the Association’s “Windy” […]

Rolling Stone
In many ways, this is the history of Otis Redding. Tramp, his duet with Carla Thomas, really brings it home. Carla says You know what Otis? You’re country; you straight from the Georgia woods. And Otis says That’s good. It sure is. […]


Otis Redding’s ‘The Dock of the Bay’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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