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Johnny Otis

About

Johnny Otis (born Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes; December 28, 1921 – January 17, 2012) was an American singer, musician, composer, arranger, bandleader, talent scout, disc jockey, record producer, television show host, artist, author, journalist, minister, and impresario. He was a seminal influence on American R&B and rock and roll. He discovered numerous artists early in their careers who went on to become highly successful in their own right, including Little Esther Phillips, Etta James, Alan O'Day, Big Mama Thornton, Johnny Ace, Jackie Wilson, Little Willie John, Hank Ballard, and The Robins (who eventually changed their name to The Coasters), among many others. Otis has been called the "Godfather of Rhythm and Blues".

Discs

Casting My Spell on You

September 10, 2021

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Songs of Love & Baby

March 12, 2021

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Good Ole Blues 1949-50

December 11, 2020

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The Night Is Young! Johnny Otis Hits

October 29, 2020

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Pioneers of Rhythm & Blues Volume 3

January 12, 2009

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Pioneers of Rhythm & Blues Volume 7

April 1, 2008

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Pioneers of Rhythm & Blues Volume 6

April 1, 2008

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Pioneers of Rhythm & Blues Volume 5

April 1, 2008

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Pioneers of Rhythm & Blues Volume 4

April 1, 2008

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Johnny Otis And The Good Time Blues, Vol. 8

January 1, 2008

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Johnny Otis And The Good Time Blues, Vol. 7

January 1, 2008

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Johnny Otis And The Good Time Blues, Vol. 6

January 1, 2008

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Johnny Otis And The Good Time Blues, Vol. 5

January 1, 2008

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Johnny Otis And The Good Time Blues, Vol. 4

January 1, 2008

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Johnny Otis And The Good Time Blues, Vol. 3

January 1, 2008

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Johnny Otis And The Good Time Blues, Vol. 2

January 1, 2008

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Savoy Jazz Super EP: Johnny Otis

January 1, 2007

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Otisology

December 12, 2006

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Train Through Oakland

June 1, 1999

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Johnny Otis And The Good Time Blues, Vol. 1

January 1, 1998

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Spirit of the Black Territory Bands

January 1, 1992

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The Johnny Otis Show - Good Lovin' Blues

June 1, 1990

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The New Johnny Otis Show with Shuggie Otis

January 1, 1981

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Let's Live It Up

January 1, 1975

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Presenting Johnny Otis

February 25, 1959

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