Johnny Otis

Johnny Otis

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1,370 Plays

Popular Songs

Long Tall Sally
1:55
1:55
Willie And The Hand Jive
2:34
2:34
All nite long
2:39
2:39
Can't You Hear Me Calling
2:31
2:31

Singles

Far Away Blues (Xmas Blues)
4:06
4:06
Far Away Christmas Blues
4:15
4:15
Call Operator 210
3:10
3:10

Biography

Johnny Otis

Johnny Otis (born Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes; December 28, 1921 – January 17, 2012) was an American singer, musician, composer, arranger, bandleader, talent scout, disc jockey, record producer, television show host, artist, author, journalist, minister, and impresario. A seminal influence on American R&B and rock and roll, Otis discovered artists such as Little Esther, Big Mama Thornton, Jackie Wilson, Little Willie John and Hank Ballard and Etta James. Known as the original "King of Rock & Roll", he is commonly referred to as the "Godfather of Rhythm and Blues".