The Heptones - Dock Of The Bay flac album
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|My Ting A Ling|
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It was never supposed to be like this: "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" was supposed to mark the beginning of a new phase in Otis Redding's career, not an ending. Producer/guitarist Steve Cropper had a difficult task to perform in pulling together this album, the first of several posthumous releases issued by Stax/Volt in the wake of Redding's death. What could have been a cash-in effort or a grim memorial album instead became a vivid, exciting presentation of some key aspects of the talent that was lost when Redding died
In 2003, the album was ranked number 161 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Retrieved 13 September 2012. Retrieved 2014-10-28.
The Heptones are a Jamaican rocksteady and reggae vocal trio most active in the 1960s and early 1970s. They were one of the more significant trios of that era, and played a major role in the gradual transition between ska and rocksteady into reggae with their three-part harmonies. The Heptones were contemporaries of the Wailers and the Maytals, and every bit their equal in the mid-60's.
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.
Recorded three days before the 1967 plane crash that took his life, the title track simmers with a magical melancholy and kicks off an album devoted largely to homeward yearnings. The Dock of the Bay Otis Redding. The Dock of the Bay is a testament to the gritty power of horn-driven Memphis soul, Stax-style. Otis Redding's grainy, vulnerable voice electrifies everything from laments like "Let Me Come On Home" and "I'm Coming Home to See About You" to rocking workouts "Tramp" (featuring an especially sassy Carla Thomas) and "The Huckle-Buck. Recorded three days before the 1967 plane crash that took his life, the title track simmers with a magical melancholy and kicks off an album devoted largely to homeward yearnings.
(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.
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