"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" is a song co-written by soul singer Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper. It was recorded by Redding twice in 1967, including once just days before his death in a plane crash. The song was released on Stax Records' Volt label in 1968, becoming the first posthumous single to top the charts in the US. It reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.
Redding started writing the lyrics to the song in August 1967, while sitting on a rented houseboat in Sausalito, California. He completed the song with the help of Cropper, who was a Stax producer and the guitarist for Booker T. & the M.G.'s. The song features whistling and sounds of waves crashing on a shore.
Label: Volt VOLT 419
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Mono
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Rhythm & Blues, Soul
A1 (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
A2 I Love You More Than Words Can Say
A3 Let Me Come On Home
A4 Open The Door
A5 Don't Mess With Cupid
B1 The Glory Of Love
B2 I'm Coming Home
B4 The Huckle-Buck
B5 Nobody Knows You (When You're Down And Out)
B6 Ole Man Trouble