#160: The Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding


The Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding (1968)

Favorite Tracks: "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" and "I Love You More Than Words Can Say" and "Let Me Come On Home" and "The Glory of Love" and "The Huckle-Buck" and "Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out)" and "Ole Man Trouble"

Thoughts: When I was younger my family visited San Francisco a few times and stayed at my great aunt Bernice's house in Berkley. Here's a (well, technically two) picture of her from 1906(ish):

Those trips to the Bay area have a very specific vibe/mood attached to them that is steeped in 1960s music like "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" by Scott McKenzie and of course, "(Sittin' On) The Dock of Bay" by Otis Redding. Eating bread bowls of clam chowder, watching sun-bathing sea lions, and of course riding the BART! I get a warm nostalgic feeling listening to Oldies anyway, but particularly ones associated with childhood memories.

I loved the horns and tambourine in "Let Me Come On Home" and "The Glory of Love" was a fun rendition of that song I've never heard before. The whole album was a joy to listen to, an obvious classic.

Is This Better Than Every Picture Tells A Story?: Just as good!