Near the end of 1967, Otis Redding recorded the sessions that yielded his beloved single “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay” at Stax Studios in Memphis. Days after the sessions were concluded, he died in a plane crash at the tender age of 26. Other recordings from the sessions made their way into the world without ceremony, but have finally been collected together in ‘Dock of the Bay Sessions’. Included are a total of 12 songs that ran the gamut from soulful ballads to sturdy funk rockers to traditional gospel. The album is a concise snapshot of late 1967 Otis Redding. Not only was he an accomplished vocalist but the songs, many co-written by ace session guitarist Steve Cropper – fit into a variety of styles that never sound forced.