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Song of the day: Otis Redding- Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay

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In 1968, Otis Redding wrote a song together with his guitarist, Steve Cropper. It was recorded in December 1967, in the days before Otis Redding sat in a plane that would crash. Everyone in the plane died, except the trumpetter of the band, Ben Cauley. Stax (the label) released the song posthumous, and it would be the first posthumous single that would reach number one in the US and number 3 in the UK. It features a lot of sea sounds, and there is also a whistle in the song. It would later be replaced by an instrument, but because of Redding’s death, it could never happen. Since the first recording, it has been covered numerous times, including versions of Bob Dylan, Percy Sledge, but also Pearl Jam and Michael Bolton. Enjoy the original

Otis Redding- The Dock Of The Bay