The Johnny Otis Show - Blues, Twist, Hand Jive, Cha Cha Cha & All The Hits & More 1948-1962
STARRING: THE JOHNNY OTIS ORCHESTRA; THE JOHNNY OTIS QUINTETTE; ESTHER PHILLIPS; MEL WALKER; MARIE ADAMS; THE THREE TONS OF JOY
There are perhaps 101 ways to celebrate the phenomenal career of Johnny Otis. For this brief but concise and essential compilation Jasmine have chosen to concentrate on his chart hits scored on the American and British hit parades between 1948 and 1962.
His earliest hits featured vocalists like Joe Swift and of course Little Esther Phillips and discs like 'Double Crossing Blues' with vocal group, The Robins were hugely influential. Other billboard R&B smashes include 'Mistrustin' Blues' and 'Cupids Boogie'.
He Embraced rock & roll and was able to attract huge teenage audiences with hits like MA (He's Makin' Eyes At Me)
Johnny Otis was one of the most important pioneers of rhythm & blues and continued to record and broadcast throughout the rest of his life. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
1 That's Your Last Boogie - Joe Swift W/ Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
2 Double Crossing Blues - Johnny Otis Quintette W/ the Robins & Little Esther
3 Mistrustin' Blues - Little Esther W/ Mel Walker & Johnny Otis Orchestra
4 Misery - Little Esther W/ Johnny Otis Orchestra
5 Cry Baby - Johnny Otis Orchestra W/ Mel Walker & the Bluenotes
6 Cupid's Boogie - Little Esther W/ Mel Walker & Johnny Otis Orchestra
7 Deceivin' Blues - Little Esther & Mel Walker W/ Johnny Otis Orchestra
8 Dreamin' Blues - Mel Walker W/ Johnny Otis Orchestra
9 Wedding Boogie - Johnny Otis' Congregation: Bride: Little Esther, Groom: Mel Walker, Preacher: Lee Graves
10 Far Away Blues (Xmas Blues) - Johnny Otis Orchestra W/ Little Esther & Mel Walker
11 Rockin' Blues - Johnny Otis Orchestra W/ Mel Walker
12 Gee Baby - Johnny Otis Orchestra
13 Mambo Boogie - Johnny Otis Orchestra
14 All Nite Long - Johnny Otis Orchestra
15 Sunset to Dawn - Mel Walker W/ Johnny Otis Orchestra
16 Call Operator 210 - Johnny Otis and His Orchestra W/ Mel Walker
17 Rock Me Baby - Johnny Otis Orchestra
18 Hey ! Hey ! Hey ! Hey ! - Johnny Otis and Orchestra
19 Ma (He's Makin' Eyes at Me) - Johnny Otis & His Orchestra W/ Marie Adams and the Three Tons of Joy
20 Bye Bye Baby - the Johnny Otis Show Vocal By Marie Adams & Johnny Otis
21 Willie and the Hand Jive - the Johnny Otis Show
22 Willie Did the Cha Cha - the Johnny Otis Show
23 Crazy Country Hop - the Johnny Otis Show
24 Telephone Baby - the Johnny Otis Show Vocal By Johnny Otis & Marci Lee
25 Castin' My Spell - the Johnny Otis Show Vocal By Johnny Otis & Marci Lee
26 Mumblin' Mosie - the Johnny Otis Show
27 Hand Jive One More Time - Johnny Otis
28 Queen of the Twist - Johnny Otis
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