Sure he had a voice that resembled the Cookie Monster after too many packs of Newports. But as one-hit-wonders go, Nine hit it out of the ballpark on this swinging, jeep blasting cut. The first of two samples from arguably Redding’s greatest commercial and artistic accomplishment (“Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” became the singer’s first posthumous no. 1 US single following his 1967 death) utilizes the track’s slinky bassline and steady guitar prowess of famed session man/producer Steve Cropper.
Whutcha Want?”—Nine (1995):
Sampled Otis Redding's “(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay” (1968):