Johnny Otis was a key pioneer in the development of R'n'B into Rock and Roll, and as such deserves a blue plaque and other such honours.
Artist: Johnny Otis
He discovered - amongst others - Etta James, Esther Phillips and Little Willie John, and his band backed Big Mama Thornton on the original version of Hound Dog. He scored umpteen hits first in the post war rhythm and blues boom and then on Capitol as Rock and Roll took over. Yet it sometimes seems that Mr. Veliotes to give him his real name is a little overlooked in the R'n'R pioneer stakes. Leiber and Stoller, Ike Turner and Sam Phillips get a lot of the props but Johnny is sometimes missing from the plaudits. Ace has for some years been looking to rectify this fault, putting out both Johnny's own Dig recordings and his major label recordings for Capitol - if you don't have them they are scorching. Now BGP has decided to delve where others have never gone before.
About the artist
Johnny Otis was an essential part of the post war New Orleans scene, and thus a vital piece of the soul and R&B puzzle.
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