During his long musical career, Johnny Otis recorded for more labels than most folks have pants – but his 50s work at Capitol
(and the related Dig label) remains some of his best, and it's very nicely collected on this 24 track set! The Capitol
years gave Johnny some polish – a good thing, because it helped him hone his songwriting ideas, tighten up the playing, and get a bit more jump in his grooves. The result was a sound that was a perfect blend of the bourgeoning LA R&B scene and the classic American approach to songsmithery that was Capitol
's best strength during the 50s. Titles include "Voodoo Woman", "Vine Street Swing", "Three Girls Named Molly", "Castin My Spell", "Telephone Baby", "Crazy Country Hop", "Cold Turkey", "I'm With You", and the classic "Willie & The Hand Jive".
(Out of print.)