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Johnny Otis 1921-2012

02/11/12 8:00PM By Joel Najman

On January 17, 2012 pioneer Rhythm & Blues impresario Johnny Otis passed away at age 90 at his California home. In a music career that began in the mid 1940's. Johnny Otis distinguished himself as a musician, bandleader, songwriter, record producer, talent scout and leader of some of the most energetic multi-artist touring R&B package shows in entertainment history. This week Joel Najman's My Place program celebrates Johnny Otis' nearly seven decade career in contemporary American popular music.

Playlist

8:03pm

Johnny Otis Radio Show Signature Tune
Artist Name: Johnny Otis
CD/Album: Rock Me Baby
Record co./Cat #: Rev-Ola Babdstand CR Band 9
 

8:06pm

Oopy-Doo
Artist Name: Johnny Otis And His Orchestra
CD/Album: no album name -45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Mercury 8263
 

8:09pm

One O'Clock Jump
Artist Name: Johnny Otis And His Orchestra
CD/Album: no album name -45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Mercury 8773
 

8:12pm

Rock Me Baby
Artist Name: Johnny Otis Orchestra Vocal by Johnny Otis
CD/Album: no album name -45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Peacock 1625
 

8:15pm

Harlem Nocturne
Artist Name: Johnny Otis His Drums & Orchestra
CD/Album: no album name -78rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Excelsior 142
 

8:18pm

Double Crossing Blues
Artist Name: Johnny Otis Qintette The Robins And Little Esther
CD/Album: no album name -45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Savoy 731
 

8:21pm

Wedding Boogie
Artist Name: Johnny Otis Congregation Vocal by Little Esther, Mel Walker And Lee Graves
CD/Album: no album name -45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Savoy 764
 

8:24pm

Hound Dog
Artist Name: Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
CD/Album: no album name -45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Peacock 1612
 

8:27pm

Pledging My Love
Artist Name: Johnny Ace
CD/Album: Duke 136
 

8:30pm

The Wallflolwer
Artist Name: Etta James And "The Peaches"
CD/Album: no album name -45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Modern 947
 

8:33pm

Little Richard's Boogie
Little Richard
CD/Album: no album name -45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Peacock 1658
 

8:36pm

Every Beat Of My Heart
Artist Name: The Pips
CD/Album: no album name -45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Vee-Jay 326
 

8:39pm

So Fine
Artist Name: The Fiestas
CD/Album: no album name -45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Old Town 1062
 

8:42pm

Shake It
Artist Name: Johnny Otis And His Orchestra Vocal By Johnny Otis
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Peacock 1636
 

8:45pm

Ma (He's Making Eyes At Me)
Artist Name: Marie Adams & The Three Tons Of Joy
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Capitol 3800
 

8:50pm

Willie And The Hand Jive
Artist Name: Johnny Otis
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Capitol 3800
 

8:54pm

Shake It Lucy Baby
Artist Name: The Johnny Otis Show Vocal By Johnny Otis
CD/Album: The Johnny Otis Show
Record co./Cat #: Capitol LP T 940
 
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