#SoulfulSaturday #DOTB50


“Sittin’ in the mornin’ sun
I’ll be sittin’ when the evenin’ come
Watching the ships roll in
And then I watch ’em roll away again…”


On March 16, 1968, “soulful powerhouse” Otis Redding set the Memphis R&B/Soul sound on fire with his classic Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay, which struck N0. 1 on the Billboard singles chart 50 years ago. The legendary track was co-written by Steve Cropper, along with a string of other records prior to Otis’s passing. Otis Redding is known as one of the most dynamic performers to ever bless a microphone. Full of soulful harmonies, Otis established a large quantity of recordings that managed to touch one’s soul. DOTB delivered an emotional, yet strengthening/empowering lyric. Unfortunately, Redding did not physically live to see the success of the record but it’s a classic that has stood the test of time. Throughout the years, the single has been covered by many other artists including Michael Bolton and Percy Sledge. Largely popular, the single gained universal success in the UK, Canada, as well as in the US. GFM celebrates the legacy of Otis Redding and the world-renowned classic

Mattie Brown

Mattie Brown is a Music Journalist, specializing in reporting and producing content for the R&B genre. Residing in Decatur, GA she obtained her A.A in Journalism from Georgia State University-Perimeter College. Mattie has always had a passion for writing, designing and editing. While pursuing her B.A at Clayton State University, her musical passion took her to new heights. “My love for R&B has kind of outweighed everything”, she states. She has truly taken her craft and used it to her full advantage. Mattie joined the team of Grown Folks Music in the summer of 2017 as their Music Journalist and is continuing to pursue her education.

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