- Audio CD (6 Sep 2011)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: Ace Records
- ASIN: B005BX3LDO
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 146,156 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Harlem Nocturne -Johnny Otis, His Drums And Orchestra|
|2. Midnight In The Barrelhouse - Johnny Otis Orchestra|
|3. Johnny Otis Signature - Johnny Otis And His Orchestra|
|4. Good Old Blues - Johnny Otis Orchestra|
|5. Boogie Guitar - Johnny Otis Orchestra|
|6. Double Crossing Blues - Johnny Otis Quintette|
|7. The Turkey Hop Part Two - Johnny Otis Orchestra|
|8. Wedding Boogie - Johnny Otis Congregation|
|9. Ooby Doo - Johnny Otis And His Orchestra|
|10. Miss Mitchell - Johnny Otis And His Orchestra|
|11. Rock Me Baby - Johnny Otis And His Orchestra|
|12. Robey's Bounce - Johnny Otis And His Orchestra|
|13. Johnny Otis Signature - Johnny Otis|
|14. Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! - Johnny Otis And His Orchestra|
|15. Tough Enough - Johnny Otis And The Jayos|
|16. The Midnight Creeper Pts 1 & 2 - Johnny Otis And His Orchestra|
|17. Hound Dog - Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton|
|18. Shortnin' Bread - Johnny Otis|
|19. Cattle Train - Johnny Otis And His Orchestra|
|20. So Fine - The Sheiks|
See all 25 tracks on this disc
* As he approaches his 90th birthday, Ace is delighted to present a two volume CD overview that spans almost 30 of his years as a musical catalyst.
* "Midnight At The Barrelhouse" kicks of with prime examples of Johnny's earliest work as a bandleader and runs though to the start of his time as part of Capitol Records' rock`n'roll roster. Even though he is not always the featured performer on these tracks, all of them bear his input and indelible imprint in some way.
* Among its many highlights are the original versions of R&B standards `Willie And The Hand Jive', `Double Crossing Blues', `Tough Enough' , `So Fine' and `Every Beat Of My Heart'. Also included is Johnny's Show's 1957 UK Top 10 rocked up revival of `Ma! He's Making Eyes At Me' - a bigger hit in the UK than in the USA.
* As ever, the music is accompanied by a booklet that overflows with period photographs and label shots to complement its lengthy essay.