Most of his colleagues hated Dock of the Bay? They did? Atlantic didn't sell out to Warner so soon after his death; they sold out a month and a half before his death. And Atlantic owned the Stax masters regardless. Would Redding have recorded Mr. Soul? Maybe, but the single had already been out about 6 months at the time of his death. Contrast that to Satisfaction, which was recorded a month after the release of the Stones' version. To be clear, A Change Is Gonna Come was recorded nearly a year prior to Cooke's death.