Johnny Otis, R.I.P.

Johnny Otis

One of the founding fathers of the post-World War II R & B explosion, Johnny Otis, has died at the age of 90.

He was one of the few successfulGreek-Americans that my late father never claimed as a distant relative. He was best known for writingWillie and the Hand Jiveso here it goes:


One thought on “Johnny Otis, R.I.P.

  1. Tracy says:

    I heard on NPR today, that Etta James started out with Johnny Ottis. Interesting timing he leaving this world just a day before she did.

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