Totally cool stuff – a set of 50s radio broadcasts from LA R&B legend Johnny
Otis! And wait, before you say "radio broadcasts? Bet the quality's not good" – don't! The work on here is really great, and the sound quality is equally good – and together, the set offers a totally different side of Otis than you'd hear on the studio recordings. These recordings not only have Johnny
grooving with his great 50s band, but they also feature a bit of radio patter, advertisements, and other spoken bits – showing just how plugged in Johnny
was to the south central community. Way more than just an excellent set of 50s R&B, the CD's a brilliant document of the time – with a level of quality that makes it even more tremendous. Performers include Johnny
, The Dominoes, Marie Adams, The Mermaids, Larry Williams
, and The Penguins – and tunes include "Sweet Love", "One Sweet Letter", "Bum On A Log", "Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean", "Not Too Young", "Justine", "The Dummy", and "Dirty Dishes".