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The Johnny Otis Story, Vol. 1: 1945-1957, Midnight At The Barrelhouse [CD]

Johnny Otis , Various Artists Audio CD

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* In a career that spans seventy years and embraces several hundred recordings, Johnny Otis has been musician, author, DJ, TV broadcaster, minister, songwriter, bandleader, singer, talent scout and producer and has achieved maximum success with whatever he's turned his hand to.

* 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.


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5.0 out of 5 stars R & B @ Its Beset 13 April 2012
By Blues Hound - Published on Amazon.com
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Johnny Otis was a true classic. He is responsible for so many great Blues and R & B sounds that it is hard to deny he is one of the all time great blues performers & ambassadors. This CD captures many of his greatest contributions. You hear recordings originally released on labels like Savoy, Federal, Capital, Dig as well as the great Peacock label. There isn't a loser on this disk.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD 5 Mar 2012
By Pumpguy18 - Published on Amazon.com
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When I first started to watch Bandstand the kids were doing the Hand Jive. Now late in my life I have rediscovered Johnny Otis. What a fascinating, remarkable man, and this is an excellent sampling of his early music. Great CD.
4.0 out of 5 stars Jump N' Jive 19 April 2013
By HADACOL DADDY - Published on Amazon.com
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If you remember your parents playing the old Victrola's 78's or maybe some 45's in the late 40's or early 50's, you might have heard something along the lines of this. If not and you're from the 60's or even later then you missed out on a time when music was special and the latest hits were played on juke boxes and cost a nickel to listen to. You would go after school to the drug store and play all your favorites for a quarter get a cherry cola and dance till the store keeper said he was closing ( usually around six ). If you miss that you'll find some of that on these cuts.

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