Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” turns 50 with a new video tribute

Princess Cruises teamed up with the Estate of Otis Redding to produce a new video to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Otis’ iconic hit “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay.” Filmed in port cities around the world – San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ft. Lauderdale, Hawaii, Jamaica and Barcelona – the video is an ode to both the song and the world’s oceans.

“We are so thrilled to get to share the fruits of this partnership with the world,” says Zelma Redding, president of the Otis Redding Foundation, and widow of Otis Redding. “This was a wonderful way to 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.”

The video features an all-star cast, including Jack Johnson, Corinne Bailey Rae, Aloe Blacc, Dexter and Otis Redding III, James Gadson, Louis Mhlanga, the students from the Otis Redding Foundation Music Camp, Claire Finley, Irie Love, Mar Sanchez, and the Rass Brass Extension.

Visit the Princess Cruises site (HERE) to see behind-the-scenes videos of making the tribute.