The Dock Of The Bay (compilation album) by Otis Redding

The Dock Of The Bay
The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding
(Compilation album)
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 2,158th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 146 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1968 (33rd)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (189th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,158th)
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OTIS REDDING Dock Of The Bay: The Definitive Collection CD Europe Atlantic 1992
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OTIS REDDING Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay Italian 7" vinyl single EXCELLENT
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Dock of The Bay Sessions by Otis Redding [CD] (wea566247cd)
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Otis Redding bestography

The Dock Of The Bay is ranked 2nd best out of 20 albums by Otis Redding on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Otis Redding is Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul which is ranked number 371 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,292.

Otis Redding album bestography « Higher ranked (371st) This album (2,158th) Lower ranked (2,571st) »
Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings SoulThe Dock Of The BayPain In My Heart

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.2/100, a mean average of 80.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.2.

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From 02/26/2016 02:35
Ole Man Trouble and Tramp are pretty good, but (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay is easily one of the top 10 songs ever written.
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From 11/25/2014 19:37
I could listen to the song "Dock of the Bay" all day long...
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From 10/21/2014 00:47
This album should be in the top 500 in my opinion.
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From 05/22/2013 00:40
The Dock of the Bay is the first of a number of posthumously released Otis Redding albums. It contains the classic title track it contains a number of singles and B-sides.

"The Dock of the Bay" which was Otis first nummer one hit-single, sad after his death, indicated that Redding was widening his musical influences, and the song is not very strictly based in the blues patterns which most of his songs were. It very sad that Redding died so young and was never given the opportunity to follow this new exciting direction.

There are several other fine songs on this album, but the title-track is the immortal classic.

"I Love you More than Words Can Say" is a great soulful ballad written by Eddie Floyd and Booker T. Redding himself was the co-writer of the bluesy "Let Me Come on Home", which has some very nice guitar licks, which is not very often found on Redding's recordings.

Another great ballad is "The Glory of Love", which was written by Billy Hill.

Another favourite is the closing track "Ole Man Trouble", which was written by Redding and which dates back to 1965.

"Tramp" which is a duet with Carla Thomas shows a more informal and humorous side of Redding.
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From 09/30/2012 23:16
Best Redding.
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From 03/17/2012 19:17
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay has to be one of the all-time great tracks for empathy. You can really imagine the lack of direction, sense of loss, and searching for hope. You can see yourself sitting there with him watching time roll away. What a craftsman with his voice.
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From 08/08/2011 21:49
I just listened to this yesterday, only to find out it wasn't on our charts, and the next day, it's on :). Ironic. Nice album, bit empty though.
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Best Albums of 1968
1. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
2. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
3. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
4. Odessey And Oracle by The Zombies
5. White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground
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9. At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash
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12. A Saucerful Of Secrets by Pink Floyd
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15. Lady Soul by Aretha Franklin
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18. S.F. Sorrow by The Pretty Things
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