17 Dec Jack Johnson, Aloe Blacc, Corinne Bailey Rae & more celebrate 50 Years of “Dock of the Bay”
The Estate of Otis Redding partnered with Princess Cruises and Playing For Change For The Video
Featured Artists Include Jack Johnson, Corinne Bailey Rae, Aloe Blacc, Dexter and Otis Redding III, and more
LOS ANGELES – Princess Cruises, Playing For Change, and the Estate of Otis Redding have teamed up to produce a new video to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Otis’ iconic hit “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay.” The newest addition to PlayingFor Change’s “Songs Around The World” series, the all-star track features JackJohnson, Corinne Bailey Rae, Aloe Blacc, Dexter and Otis Redding III, JamesGadson, Louis Mhlanga, the students from the Otis Redding Foundation MusicCamp, Claire Finley, Irie Love, Mar Sanchez, and the Rass Brass Extension.
Proceeds from the video
“We are so thrilled
celebrate 50 years of “(Sittin’ On The) Dock Of The Bay,” and certainly an appropriate and heart-warming way to honor and remember the legacy of my husband.”
“This was also an incredible opportunity for our students to travel and experience what it is like to work in this aspect of the music industry and explore the inner workings of a world-class cruise liner,” added Karla Redding-Andrews, vice president and executive director of the Otis Redding-Foundation, and daughter of Otis Redding. “I am also excited to have the work of the Otis Redding Foundation get new
exposure with the Playing For Change audience and Princess Cruise guests, and I hope that our mission of empowering, enriching, and motivating all young people through programs involving music,
writing and instrumentation will resonate with all our new fans!”
“(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” was the 6th most played track of the 20th century. It is, without a doubt, one of the most beloved songs of all time, streamed over 200 million times. It was the first song in pop music history to reach #1 posthumously on the Billboard Hot100 and R&B charts.
“It’s the honor of our lives to collaborate with the Otis Redding Foundation to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay.’ This song has no boundaries and lives forever in the hearts and souls of everyone who listens,” says Mark Johnson, co-founder of Playing For Change and the director of the video.
“(Sittin’ On) TheDock of the Bay” is one of the most requested songs by guests enjoying their vacation
The video will be released on the Playing For Change YouTube Channel at 12 p.m. PST on Monday, December 17. Fans can visit www.youtube.com/playingforchange to subscribe prior to the premiere.
The release caps off a banner year for the song and for Otis Redding. The 50th Anniversary celebration launched in January with a celebrity-filled tribute show at the Apollo Theater during Grammy Week. The day and date of the release