Black Liberation 1969 Archive

“(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”

Description

“(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” was written by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper. Redding recorded it just before his death.

Otis Redding recorded it in 1967. It was released posthumously as a single and on the album The Dock of the Bay in 1968.

Creator

Otis Redding

Publisher

AmericanAirlinesRule
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Date

1967

Coverage

It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; #1 on Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles; and #3 on UK Singles Charts. 

It received Grammy Awards for the Best R&B Performance and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

Clinton Etheridge ‘69 recalled the song as being popular.Don Mizell ‘71 recalled listening to the song.

 

Player

Citation

Otis Redding, ““(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”,” Black Liberation 1969 Archive, accessed September 24, 2017, http://blacklib1969.swarthmore.edu/items/show/1264.