The Dock of the Bay (album)

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The Dock of the Bay
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 23, 1968
RecordedJuly 11, 1965 – December 8, 1967
GenreMemphis soul, Southern soul
ProducerSteve Cropper
Otis Redding chronology
Live in Europe
The Dock of the Bay
The Immortal Otis Redding
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic5/5 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, maintaining the rating in a 2012 revised list.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"Steve Cropper, Otis Redding2:38
2."I Love You More Than Words Can Say"Eddie Floyd, Booker T. Jones2:50
3."Let Me Come on Home"Jones, Redding2:53
4."Open the Door"Redding2:21
5."Don't Mess with Cupid"Cropper, Floyd, Deanie Parker2:28
Side two
6."The Glory of Love"Billy Hill2:38
7."I'm Coming Home"Redding3:03
8."Tramp"Lowell Fulson, Jimmy McCracklin2:32
9."The Huckle-Buck"Roy Alfred, Andy Gibson2:58
10."Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out)"Jimmy Cox3:10
11."Ole Man Trouble"Redding2:36




Region Certification Certified units/sales
France 398,000 [6]*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[7] Gold 50,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ "Otis Redding: Dock Of The Bay : Music Reviews: Rolling Stone". 27 April 1968. Retrieved 13 September 2012.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "500 Greatest Albums of All Time Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time". Rolling Stone. 2012. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding > Awards > AllMusic". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-10-28.
  5. ^ a b "Otis Redding / Artist / Official Charts". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2014-10-28.
  6. ^ Lesueur, InfoDisc, Daniel Lesueur, Dominic Durand. "InfoDisc : Les Meilleurs Ventes d'Albums "Tout Temps" (33 T. / Cd / Téléchargement)".
  7. ^ Salaverrie, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (PDF) (in Spanish) (1st ed.). Madrid: Fundación Autor/SGAE. p. 959. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. Retrieved 26 August 2019.

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