The Dock of the Bay (album)

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The Dock of the Bay
Studio album by Otis Redding
Released February 23, 1968
Recorded July 11, 1965 – December 8, 1967
Genre Memphis soul, Southern soul
Length 30:07
Label Volt/Atco
Producer Steve Cropper
Otis Redding chronology
Live in Europe
(1967)Live in Europe1967
The Dock of the Bay
The Immortal Otis Redding
(1968)The Immortal Otis Redding1968
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (Positive) [2]

The Dock of the Bay is the first of a number of posthumously released Otis Redding albums, and his seventh studio album. It contains a number of singles and B-sides dating back to 1965 and one of his best known songs, the posthumous hit "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay". In 2003, the album was ranked number 161 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" Steve Cropper, Otis Redding 2:38
2. "I Love You More Than Words Can Say" Eddie Floyd, Booker T. Jones 2:50
3. "Let Me Come on Home" Jones, Redding 2:53
4. "Open the Door" Redding 2:21
5. "Don't Mess with Cupid" Cropper, Floyd, Deanie Parker 2:28
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "The Glory of Love" Billy Hill 2:38
7. "I'm Coming Home" Redding 3:03
8. "Tramp" Lowell Fulson, Jimmy McCracklin 2:32
9. "The Huckle-Buck" Roy Alfred, Andy Gibson 2:58
10. "Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out)" Jimmy Cox 3:10
11. "Ole Man Trouble" Redding 2:36


Preceded by
Love, Andy by Andy Williams
UK Albums Chart number-one album
22 June 1968 - 29 June 1968
Succeeded by
Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake by
The Small Faces


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Otis Redding: Dock Of The Bay : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". 27 April 1968. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding > Awards > AllMusic". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-10-28. 
  4. ^ a b "Otis Redding / Artist / Official Charts". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2014-10-28. 

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