Johnny Otis dies

Patrick

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Hi,

I hadn't heard of Johnny Otis for quite a spell. Seems he had been ill and just died.

His contributions to R&B and ultimately Rock were substantial.

Didn't remember until today that he played drums on Big Mama Thornton's version of Hound Dog.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/arts/music/johnny-otis-musician-dies-at-90.html

Here's a live version of Willie and the Hand Jive:

Patrick
 
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Carry on my wayward son -







Special delivery for the perimeter
 
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Sad. My rock band does Hand Jive at every gig. Still a popular tune with the chicks and I love playing it(I do it on the toms even though I know it's not the right way).

R.I.P. Johnny

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lest we forget :




Co written with his dad, Johnny . RIP
 
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