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by Johnny Otis and His Band

Rock and Roll & Rhythm & Blues Hall-of-Famer, Johnny Otis, once again puts a fabulous band together, creating new and vintage songs in this classic collection
Genre: Urban/R&B: Rhythm & Blues
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1. Comida por la Vida
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2. Bye Bye Blackbird
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3. Summertime
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4. Jazz Beau's Groove
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3:52 album only
5. Sanctimonious
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6. Sweet Georgia Brown
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7. Darktown Strutter's Ball
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8. The Vamp
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9. Jada
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10. Sub Dominant
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11. Minor Mood
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12. I May Be Wrong
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13. Sugar & Honey
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Johnny Otis was born December 28, 1921 in Vallejo, California. He grew up in a predominantly black neighborhood in Berkeley, California, where his father owned and operated a neighborhood grocery store. He began his musical career in 1939 as a drummer with Count Otis Matthew's West Oakland House Rockers.

Johnny Otis's song writing credits include "Every Beat of My Heart", (a song he wrote originally for Jackie Wilson, but was made a hit by Gladys Knight and the Pips), "Roll With Me Henry", (also known as "The Wallflower"), "So Fine", "Willie znd the Hand Jive" (which sold over 1.5 million copies), and many, many others.

Johnny has been inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame, into the Blues Hall of Fame and into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Archives of African American Music and Culture at the University of Indiana has cataloged hundreds of hours of his past radio shows for his interviews, comments, insights, and historical significance.

He has remained active in his recording studio and has put out 6 CD's on his label since the mid-nineties.


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