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Johnny Otis Show Vintage 1950s Broadcasts From Los Angeles

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Johnny Otis Show: Vintage 1950s Broadcasts From Los Angeles

(1953-58) (75:37/31) Bis auf wenige Ausnahmen waren all diese Titel, zumeist Radio-Liveübertragungen, zuvor unveröffentlicht / with a few exceptions, these cuts were previously unissued. Live radio broadcasts, and air checks. Excellent r&b, rock'n'roll and doo-wop.


Otis Show, Johnny - Vintage 1950s Broadcasts From Los Angeles CD 1
1: Signature Tune OTIS, Johnny
2: Bump On A Log REED, Lula
3: Le Coiffeur ad
4: I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town DOMINOES
5: Charles Ltd ad/ Outro
6: KTLA - TV Intro/Salt (instrumental) JOHNNY OTIS BAND
7: Metropolitan Ford ad
8: Sweet Love PENGUINS
9: Willie & The Hand Jive OTIS, Johnny
10: El Monte/Laguna Park ad
11: Write Me A Letter ADAMS, Marie
12: Medley: Harlem Nocturne/Bye Bye Baby (Until JOHNNY OTIS BAND
13: We Meet Again)
14: House Party PA
15: One O'Clock Jump (instrumental) JOHNNY OTIS BAND
16: Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean ADAMS, Marie
17: Midnight At The Barrelhouse (instrumental) JOHNNY OTIS BAND
18: All Night Long JOHNNY OTIS BAND
20: Baby Don't Do It ADAMS, Marie
21: Outro (instrumental) JOHNNY OTIS BAND
22: New Johnny Otis Show spot
23: Tough Enough JOHNNY OTIS & THE JAYOS
24: Jungle Hop KIP TYLER & THE FLIPS
25: Justine DON & DEWEY
26: Slim Gaillard/Kingfish skit
27: Thunderbird Club/Duttons Records ads
28: Dirty Dishes MACK, Jeani
29: Not Too Young MERMAIDS
30: Sulphur 8 ad
31: The Dummy WILLIAMS, Larry


Artikeleigenschaften von Johnny Otis Show: Vintage 1950s Broadcasts From Los Angeles

  • Interpret: Johnny Otis Show

  • Albumtitel: Vintage 1950s Broadcasts From Los Angeles

  • Artikelart CD

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Music Genre R&B / Soul
  • Music Style Rhythm 'n' Blues / R&B
  • Music Sub-Genre 930 Rhythm 'n' Blues
  • Label ACE

  • SubGenre R&B Music - General

  • EAN: 0029667198127

  • Gewicht in Kg: 0.107

Interpreten-Beschreibung "Otis Show, Johnny"

The Johnny Otis Show

Willie And The Handjive

The Johnny Otis Show

Willie And The Handjive

We last encountered Johnny Otis as a front man in 1951, although his presence was felt in later volumes as an arranger, producer, and sideman. This was Otis’ only pop hit of any consequence in the United States, and it was, of course, a kinder, gentler version of the Bo Diddley ‘shave-and-a-haircut-two-bits’ rhythm. After signing with Capitol, Otis scored a huge hit in England with a revival of Ma, He’s Making Eyes At Me, and came over to discuss the possibility of touring. The British musicians union nixed the idea of a tour, but Otis saw kids doing a hand jive on the BBC’s ‘Six-Five Special.’ Back in the States, Otis wrote this tune with the overseas market in mind, but it became a Top 10 pop hit in the United States while faring poorly overseas.

When some accused him of plagiarizing Bo Diddley, Otis insisted that he’d heard Count Otis Matthews and his West Oakland Houserockers play the Diddley beat when he worked with them circa 1939 (and who, at this point, can disprove him?) Later, Otis cast himself in the role of musicologist, saying, “I was down South, after I’d had a few hit records, and I saw a chain gang… Their long metal hammers would go chungy-chungy-chung-chung. The next time I heard that beat, it was on a Red Saunders’ record called ‘Hambone.’ All that predates me and Bo. One day Bo was at my house (we both raised chickens and ducks and I was giving him some) when he said to me, ‘Motherfucker, what are you doing takin’ my song?’ He said it half-jokingly. I said, ‘You ever heard “Hambone”?’ And he said, ‘Shhhh.’”


Its origins notwithstanding, Otis’ record has survived in part because of Jimmy Nolen’s beautifully economical guitar. Nolen would go on to more or less invent funk guitar with James Brown. Willie And The Hand Jive charted again in 1966 for the Strangeloves, in the 1974 for Eric Clapton, and in the 1985 for George Thorogood.


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