(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay

One of my all time favourites … a soulful classic by the Kind of Soul … who was tragically killed in a plane crash on December 10th 1967 …


Awards: Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Grammy Hall of Fame

Enjoy !

Don Charisma

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11 thoughts on “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay

  1. Obviously, you mean ‘the king’. This song is also one of my all-time faves. I grew up in a village in the country between Bristol and Bath in the South West Of England and attended the Bristol Cathedral school from the age of 14, having transferred from a boarding school in Somerset where I’d been bullied (possibly because of my sexuality). I think I was 15 when it came out – 1967? I used to sit beside the docks in Bristol, which were very close to the school, and sing the song over and over in my head, whilst watching the ships go by and musing about my detachment from the world and where I might fit-in, if ever. http://steveswindells.wordpress.com/about

    1. Thanks for sharing Steve … you should blog that !

      Many would empathise with the bullying at school … later life usually brings friends and communities where one does fit in, one of the nice things about growing up, we have some autonomy about choosing who our friends are …

      My peer group were into soul and “classic” r & b growing up, how I got to hear of “the king”



      1. Thanks Don. Maybe I’ll add a blog in ‘Sex N’ Drugs N’ Sausage Rolls’ (see link above) with videos of my fave songs of all time and how they made me feel. ‘MyBlogRollofHonour’ perhaps 😉

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