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Johnny OtisCuttin' Up ... CD
Epic/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy ... $3.99 14.99
Not the traditional Johnny Otis Show records you might know from Johnny's famous R&B years of the 50s – and instead a totally great record from the start of the 70s that's filled with funk, soul, and blues! The set really shows the way that Otis changed with the times – and the overall sound is a lot freakier and fuzzier than any of his earlier records – at a level that really draws a strong link to the solo work of Shuggie Otis – who was part of Johnny's ensemble at the time, and who makes some excellent appearances here! Some cuts have sweet Shuggie guitar lines – and vocals are by Delmar Evans, Don Sugarcane Harris, Margie Evans, and Johnny. The record contains two excellent funky 45 cuts – "Cuttin Up", an instrumental with choppy guitar, and "The Watts Breakaway", with good groovy vocals by Delmar. Other titles include "Mo Jo Woman", "Evil Gal Blues", "It's Good To Be Free", "Elim Stole My Baby", "You Can Depend On Me", and "Don't Stretch This Good Thing Too Far". All this, and the LP's got a nice Jack Davis (of MAD fame)cartoony cover of the band doing surgery on a kid that we assume is Shuggie. to boot! CD
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Johnny OtisJohnny Otis Show Live At Monterey ... CD
Epic/Legacy, 1970. Used ... $14.99
Johnny's very much in his "revival" mode here – dipping back to his earlier R&B roots, and working with a host of famous older blues singers. The set's got vocals by Roy Milton, Roy Brown, Esther Phillips, Mighty Mouth Evans, Ivory Joe Hunter, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Margie Evans, and Big Joe Turner – and even though Shuggie Otis is on the album, the whole thing's a pretty bluesy affair overall. Titles include "Shuggie's Boogie", "Plastic Man", "Margie's Boogie", "Baby You Don't Know", "Little Esther's Blues", "RM Blues", "Goin Back To LA", "Willie & The Hand Jive", and "Since I Met You Baby". CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny OtisJohnny Otis! Johnny Otis! – The 1984 Johnny Otis Show ... LP
Hawk Sound, 1984. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny OtisOn With The Show – The Johnny Otis Story Vol 2 1957 to 1974 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A great second volume of pivotal episodes of The Johnny Otis Show from Ace Records and a compilation that represents two eras of Johnny Otis! On With The Show starts out by continuing the story of his late 50s and early 60s R&B years – then segues hard into his grittier funk-honed style of the late 60s and early 70s. The first half starts out right where Vol 1 left off – tracing his good-natured, rollicking R&B. Fittingly, this half of the set effectively ends with '61's "Hand Jive One More Time" and the next track, '67's "Keep The Faith", shows a remarkable transition in style to groove heavy soul and funk. It's all great – be it his charismatic riffs on the Bo Diddley beat that so characterized the "Hand Jive" era, to the ribald funk of "Signifying Monkey" and beyond. 24 tracks in all and featuring a great set of notes. Titles include "Good Golly", "The Jelly Roll", "The New Bo Diddley", "Let's Love It Up", "Banana Peels", "The Watts Breakaway", "Cold Shot", "Country Girl", "I Got The Walkin' Blues", "Cuttin' Up", "Jaws", "Bye Bye Baby (Until We Meet Again)" and more. CD

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✨✧ Johnny OtisOriginal Johnny Otis Show ... CD
Savoy, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $7.99
Classic Savoy Records 78s from Johnny Otis – with work from his whole large group of performers – including Little Esther, The Robins, Jimmy Rushing, Mel Walker, Preacher Lee Graves, and Redd Lyte! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny OtisLet's Live It Up ... CD
Charly (UK), 1961/1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features 22 tracks including "Let's Rock", "Baby I Got News For You", "Hand Jive One More Time", "The Hey, Hey, Hey Song", "California Mash (The Hash)", and "You Better Love Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny OtisMidnight At The Barrelhouse – The Johnny Otis Story Vol 1 1945 to 1957 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1940s/1950s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Incredible earlier work from Johnny Otis and other great players – the first volume in Ace's Johnny Otis Story – in a number of settings with players including The Robins, Little Esther, Big Mama Thornton, The Jayos, The Sheiks and others! Remarkable, formative west coast rhythm & blues that really sounds great – from stripped down formations to bigger R&B orchestra numbers that are just as incredible – cut for Modern, Savoy, Peacock, Mercury, Dig, Federal and other labels. 25 tracks: "Johnny Otis Signature", "Good Old Blues" with Pete Guitar Lewis, "Double Crossing Blues" with The Robins & Little Esther, "Oopy-Doo", "Cattle Train" with Jimmy "Hurricane Edwards" Beasley, "Shake It Lucy Baby", "Buy Bye Baby" with Marie Adams, "Ma (He's Making Eyes At Me)", "Every Beat Of My Heart" with The Royals and more, building up to '58's huge "Willie And The Hand Jive". CD

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Esther PhillipsLittle Esher Phillips – The Complete Savoy Recordings With Johnny Otis ... LP
Savoy, 1950s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small corner cut.)

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✨✧ Guitar Slim Green with Johnny & Shuggie OtisStone Down Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kent/BGP (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A blues album, but one with a difference – thanks to some tremendous help from the legendary Johnny Otis and his young son Shuggie! Despite the fact that the leader is billed as Guitar Slim Green, Shuggie actually plays some lead guitar on the record too – adding in some cool, complicated solos that point towards his genius to come as a solo act – and which also get some nicely romping rhythms from Johnny on drums! The Otis family was definitely bringing a lot of funk into their sound at the time, which they share plenty with Slim here – helping to make the record way more than just another late 60s rootsy blues session, and instead a great west coast criss-crossing of modes. Titles include "Shake Em Up", "My Little Angel Child", "5th Street Alley Boogie", "Old Folks Blues", "This War Ain't Right", and "Big Fine Thing". Also features two bonus tracks, both unissued – "My Marie" and "Rock The Nation". CD
 
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Johnny HartmanThis One's For Tedi ... LP
Audiophile, 1980. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the last albums that Johnny Hartman recorded in his all-too-short career – and a relatively laidback session that really shows his talents with a ballad! All tunes here have that magnificent Hartman vocal approach firmly in place – that deep-toned, mellifluous style that really set Johnny apart from his contemporaries – and the backing is small combo, with piano and arrangements from Tony Monte, and nice use of guitar from Lorne Lofsky. Most tunes are familiar ones, but the Hartman touch transforms them nicely – and titles include "Miss Otis Regrets", "Send In The Clowns", "That's All", "More I Cannot Wish You", "Then I'll Be Tired Of You", "The Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", and "It Could Happen To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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Al Kooper with Shuggie OtisKooper Session ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Shuggie Otis' second appearance on record (the first was with Johnny Otis on the Cold Shot LP) – done in a studio blues jam headed by Al Kooper, who's more than willing to back off and let Shuggie get plenty of space to do his own thing! The record has Shuggie really going to town on a few numbers – in that messed-up west coast slightly funky style of his, a perfect match for Kooper's rock-inflected blues – and the album's a surprisingly satisfying entry in the early years of Otis' career – not unlike his first few bluesy albums for Columbia! Titles include "Double Or Nothing", "Bury My Body", "One Room Country Shack", "Shuggie's Old Time", and "Shuggie's Shuffle". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Shuggie OtisShuggie's Boogie – Shuggie Otis Plays The Blues ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1969. Used ... $6.99
A look at the earliest solo work by Shuggie Otis – tracks cut at a time when he was stepping out of the shadows of his father Johnny, and recording for Columbia both as an emerging star on his own, and as one of the best elements of the larger Otis Show enterprise! The tracks here focus a bit more on Shuggie's bluesier side – as you might guess from the title – but there's also some nascent funk elements in the mix too, and overall most of this work is a lot more tripped-out and hip than any of the bar band blues that was hitting the college scene of the time. CD features 12 tracks in all – including "The Hawks", "Gospel Groove", "Cold Shot", "Me & My Woman", "I Can Stand To See You Die", "I Got The Walkin Blues", "Shuggie's Boogie", "12:15 Slow Goonbash Blues", "Sweet Thang", and "Bootie Cooler". CD

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✨✧ Johnny Guitar WatsonListen (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Fantasy/Culture Factory, 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Quite possibly the rarest of all Johnny Guitar Watson albums – and his first from the 70s – a mindblowing batch of trippy soul tunes that sounds far different than much of his later work! Johnny's not yet in the funky mode here – and he's working in a very cool flanged-out approach that has his vocals tripping lightly with his guitar – in a spacious soul mode that captures some of the energy of Shuggie Otis at the time. The overall sound is incredibly righteous – and the album's a delight throughout! Titles include "Lovin You", "If I Had The Power", "You Bring Love", "I Get A Feeling", and "You're The Sweetest Thing I've Ever Had". CD

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✨✧ Otis SpannOtis Spann's Chicago Blues ... CD
Testament, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The great Otis Spann plays piano and organ – and gets a bit of help from Jimmy Cotton on harmonica and Johnny Young on guitar! CD
(Out of print.)

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Bo DiddleyWhere It All Began ... LP
Chess, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
Nasty nasty funk from the great Bo Diddley – one of his rare funky 70s classics for Chess – produced by Johnny Otis with a really tripped-out groove! The album's got an edge that seems to go even farther than some of Bo's other Chess work at the time – and picks up the full-on Otis funky mode by leaning hard on the drums, pulling up the bass, and bringing in a trio of female lovelies to back up Bo on vocals! Gloria Scott's one of the vocalists on the album, and Shuggie Otis even joins in on the funky party with some sweet guitar! But even with all this help, Bo's still the star of the story – and his massive chugging approach to guitar is moving full steam ahead on the set – really ripping a groove through a great batch of original tracks that include "Take It All Off", "I've Had It Hard", "Good Thing", "Bad Trip", "Infatuation", "Bo Diddley-Itis", "Woman", and "Look At Grandma". LP, Vinyl record album

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Preston LovePreston Love's Omaha Bar-B-Q ... LP
Kent, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A funky party all the way through – and the one and only album we've ever seen from Johnny Otis main tenor player in the 60s! The set's got a vibe that's much funkier than some of Johnny's own records of previous years – and really shows that looser, more open style he was bringing to his ensemble at the time – and in addition to Preston's tenor, the set's also got work by a young Shuggie Otis – who's really wailing with some trippy licks on guitar! The overall feel is very much in the funky 45 mode – and most cuts are instrumentals, occasionally with a bluesy twist – and one number – "Cool Ade" – has a hip call-response vocal that's mighty nice! Other titles are equally sweet – and include "Hoe Cakes & Sorghum", "Cream Dream", "Neck Bones", "Chili Mac", and "Pot Likker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on a non-gatefold cover.)

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✨✧ Preston LoveStrictly Cash ... LP
Saxophonograph (Sweden), Early 50s. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
Great work from Preston Love – the tenor player who'd later be known for his work with Shuggie and Johnny Otis – heard here on rare singles from the 50s! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousAtlantic Blues – Chicago ... CD
Atlantic, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Music from Johnny Jones, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Freddie King, Otis Rush, Howlin' Wolf, Koko Taylor, Johnny Shines, Luther Allison, Luther Johnson & JB Hutto. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBest Of The Chicago Blues (Vanguard) ... CD
Vanguard, 1970. Used ... Just Sold Out!
19 tracks from the Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet, Otis Spann's South Side Piano, Buddy Guy, Hutto & his Hawks, Junior Wells & Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band. CD

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VariousCan't Keep From Crying – Topical Blues On The Death Of President Kennedy ... CD
Testament, 1964. Used ... $6.99
Music from Big Joe Williams, James & Fannie Brewer, John Lee Granderson, Otis Spann, Mary Ross, Bill Jackson, James Brewer, Johnny Young, Avery Brady, Fannie Brewer & Jimmy Brown. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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VariousHeading For The Christmas Ball – 31 Swing & R&B Christmas Crooners ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Sweet cuts for the Christmas season – a great batch of jazz, vocal, and R&B numbers pulled from the postwar years – excellent songs and singles from a time when the best sort of Holiday music was coming out on record, year after year! The set's a great addition to the ever-growing Bear Family Christmas collections – and like the rest, it really shows a strong understanding of what makes a great Christmas tune so great – not just a hit, or a familiar chart number from the past – but new takes on old tunes, or fresh songs that really show just how much Holiday music was flooding the record business back in the day! The package is great, with notes on each track – and titles include "Ole Santa" by Dinah Washington, "Mambo Santa Mambo" by The Enchanters, "I've Had A Very Merry Christmas" by Jerry Lewis, "Happy New Year Baby" by Johnny Otis, "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve" by Ramsey Lewis, "Christmas Ball" by Georgie Auld with Bill Darnel, "Jingle Bells" by Knuckles O'Toole, "Jing A Ling Jing A Ling" by The Andrews Sisters, "Sleigh Ride" by Leroy Anderson, "Come On Santa Let's Have A Ball" by Kay Martin & Her Body Guards, and "Mister Santa" by Dorothy Collins. CD

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✨✧ VariousKnights Of The Keyboard – Chicago Piano Blues 1947 to 1956 ... LP
Chess (Italy), Mid 40s-Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Includes work by Otis Spann, Little Henry, Little Johnny Jones, Eddie Ware, and Sunnyland Slim. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPut On Your Dancing Shoes ... LP
EMI, 1985. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Featuring Fats Domino, The Beach Boys, Robert Parker, The Silhouettes, The Rollers, The Senors, The Larks, Human Beinz, Bobby Freeman, Five Keys, The Rivingtons, Johnny Darrow, and Johnny Otis. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSanta Claus Blues ... CD
Jass, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/Early 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features music by Ozie Ware, Victoria Spivey, Benny Goodman, Louis Prima, Dick Robertson, Count Basie, Johnny Otis, Ella Fitzgerald, Lional Hampton, Louis Armstrong, and more – 23 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousMr Santa's Boogie – Classic R&B/Blues Christmas Cuts 1949 to 1953 ... CD
Contrast, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Christmas collection, postwar-style – served up here in a mix of vintage singles that include rare doo wop, jazz, and blues-based recordings! This series is a totally great one – we love all the titles in the collection – and like the rest, this volume features a stellar choice of cuts that really go beyond the obvious, while still keeping the Christmas spirit alive and well! In other words, these aren't just obscure tunes that might not get things right – they're very well-selected selections that really balance out the best sort of Holiday moods for the season. Titles include "Christmas Blues" by Larry Darnell, "I Need A Man" by Thelma Cooper, "Far Away Blues" by Johnny Otis, "Lonesome Christmas (part 1)" by Lowell Fulson, "All I Want For Christmas" by The Larks, "Hello Santa Claus" by Cecil Gant, "No Room At The In" by The Fairfield Four, "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus" by Sonny Parker, "Jingle Jangle Jump" by Gladys Bentley with Dexter Gordon, "Christmas Boogie" by Sugar Chile Robinson, and "It's Christmas Time" by The Five Keys. CD

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✨✧ VariousSanta Claus Blues ... LP
Jass, 1986. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes selections by Louis Prima, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Otis, Babs Gonzales, Count Basie, Benny Carter, Lionel Hampton, and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousHeading For The Christmas Ball – 14 Swing & R&B Christmas Crooners (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet cuts for the Christmas season – a great batch of jazz, vocal, and R&B numbers pulled from the postwar years – excellent songs and singles from a time when the best sort of Holiday music was coming out on record, year after year! The set's a great addition to the ever-growing Bear Family Christmas collections – and like the rest, it really shows a strong understanding of what makes a great Christmas tune so great – not just a hit, or a familiar chart number from the past – but new takes on old tunes, or fresh songs that really show just how much Holiday music was flooding the record business back in the day! The package is great, with notes on each track – and titles include "Ole Santa" by Dinah Washington, "Mambo Santa Mambo" by The Enchanters, "I've Had A Very Merry Christmas" by Jerry Lewis, "Happy New Year Baby" by Johnny Otis, "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve" by Ramsey Lewis, "Christmas Ball" by Georgie Auld with Bill Darnel, "Jingle Bells" by Knuckles O'Toole, "Jing A Ling Jing A Ling" by The Andrews Sisters, "Sleigh Ride" by Leroy Anderson, "Come On Santa Let's Have A Ball" by Kay Martin & Her Body Guards, and "Mister Santa" by Dorothy Collins. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousShattered Dreams – Funky Blues 1967 to 1978 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Funky blues treasures from the late 60s & early 70s – a once-scoffed at movement from a period when aging blues stars and purist blues fans alike were hesitant to accept their beloved style modernized in a funky fashion – but the best of it stands up today as some of the coolest and most unique funk, blues and soul of the era! BGP does a terrific job here of digging a bit deeper then some the more famous blues funk fusions, with numbers by Slim Green, Al King, Icewater Slim, Little Milton, The Johnny Otis Show, Al King, Big Daddy Rucker, Buddy Guy and more. 21 tracks in all: "Shake 'Em Up" by Slim Green, "It Took A Long Time" by Finis Tasby, "I'm Not The Best" by Buddy Guy, "Tough Competition" by Ray Agee, "Eli's Pork Chop" by Little Sonny, "Playing On Me" by Albert King, "Good Feeling" by Freddy Robinson, "Welcome Home" by Lowell Fulson, "Comin' At Ya Baby" by The Johnny Otis Show, "That's What Love Will Make You Do" by Little Milton and more. CD
 
 
 



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