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The Incomparable Otis Redding

Stax Records

Otis Redding's Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay is one of those songs that gets stuck in your head...and with good reason.  It was the first posthumous number one hit for an artist...and it was recorded only three days before his untimely death in 1967.  On this edition of Cyprus Avenue, host Bill Shapiro chronicles the life of Otis Redding, a dynamic performer with a magnetic personality.

Track List

"These Arms of Mine”

“I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”

“My Girl”

“I Got The Will” -- Etta James

“Try A Little Tenderness”

“I’ve Got Dreams To Remember” -- Percy Sledge

“Mr. Pitiful”


“Chained and Bound” -- Betty Swann-

“You Left The Water Running”

“Hard to Handle” -- Toots Ebert

“Respect” -- Aretha Franklin

“Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay”

“A Change Is Gonna Come.”

Ron Jones returned to KCUR in September, 2013 as Director of Community Engagement. He is now the program director. You can reach him at ron@kcur.org.
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