Hello “Soulful Sunday, ”followers, it is the first weekend of 2019, and I am sure a lot of us are still in the festive mood. Do not lose it, try keeping that mood going for at least the next six months. By then we will be in June and the summer.
My first selection does remind me of the summer months, sitting by the water early morning and enjoying the solitude.
I chose this song because during the month of December I reflected on Otis Redding’s passing on December 10, 1967. It was the year that Canada celebrated its 50th Anniversary of Confederation and Montreal, Canada welcomed the world to Expo ‘67.
Early in 1968, two artists would steal the show at the Monterey International Pop Festival. There was Janis Joplin with Big Brother and The Holding Company, who stayed the song “Ball And Chain,” and Otis who put on such a fantastic performance the crowd just went wild.
Otis Would not see the heights this song would reach. The song would reach Number One in 1968. From the first time I heard the song I knew it was something special. I have always been a fan of Otis. Seeing him on television in England and purchasing all of his albums could not have prepared me for the feelings “(“Sittin’ On)The Dock Of The Bay.”
Let us listen to Otis Redding with “(Sittin’ On)The Dock Of The Bay.”