Johnny Otis

Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes

Also known as -J. Otis-, J. Gribble, J. Oris, J. Otis, J. Ottis, Johnnie Otis, Johnny Ortis, Johnny Otis & His Orchestra, Otis, Otis Johnny, Ottis, S. Otis, T. Otis
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.johnnyotisworld.com/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Otis, http://bluesworld.com/Otis/Johnny_Otis.html, http://bluesworld.com/Otis/Johnny_Otis_Pt_II

Discography of Johnny Otis:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Rock 'N Roll Hit Parade Volume 1 12 Audio 1957 Dig Records
2 Great Rhythm & Blues Oldies Volume 8 - Johnny Otis 9 Audio 1977 Blues Spectrum
3 Great Rhythm & Blues Oldies Volume 3 - Johnny Otis 12 Audio Blues Spectrum
4 Great Rhythm & Blues Oldies Volume 13 - Johnny Otis 9 Audio 1977 Blues Spectrum
5 Jaws / Good To The Last Drop 2 Audio 1975 Hawk Sound Records
6 Skunk (Booty) 2 Audio 1978 Jazz World Records
7 The New Johnny Otis Show With Shuggie Otis 10 Audio 1981 Sonet
8 Rockin' Robin / Willie & The Hand Jive 2 Audio 1981 Bellaphon
9 Johnny Otis! Johnny Otis!: The 1984 Johnny Otis Show 13 Audio 1984 Hawk Sound Records
10 Skunk (Booty) 2 Audio 1978 Jazz World Records
11 Start To Jump Because It's Jubilee 13 Audio 1986 Swingtime
12 Telephone Baby / Ma, He's Makin' Eyes At Me 2 Audio 1987 Maybellene
13 Slow Blues 18 Audio 2001 Old Fashion
14 Bye, Bye, Baby (I'm Leaving You) / The Hash 4 Audio 1963 King Records (3)
15 Otisology 9 Audio 1986 Kent
16 Crazy Country Hop / Willie Did The Cha Cha 4 Audio 1958-09-00 Capitol Records
17 Great Rhythm & Blues Oldies Volume 3 - Johnny Otis 12 Audio 1981-00-00 discophon
18 Rock 'N Roll Hit Parade 12 Audio 1979 Flyright Records
19 The New Johnny Otis Show With Shuggie Otis 10 Audio 1981
20 Stone Down Blues 10 Audio 1970 United Superior Records
21 Pioneers Of Rock Vol.3 12 Audio Starline
22 Country Girl 2 Audio 1969 Sonet
23 Country Girl / Signifying Monkey 2 Audio Modern Oldies
24 She's All Right 2 Audio 1963 King Records (3)
25 Lizzie And The Hand Jive / Fonkitup 2 Audio 1986 Red Hot (3)
26 Telephone Baby 4 Audio Capitol records
27 Hand Jive '85/Wille & The Hand Jive / Fonkitup 2 Audio 1984 Kent Music, Inc.
28 Skunk (Booty) 2 Audio 1978 Jazz World Records
29 The Roots Of Rock 'N Roll: The Complete Savoy Recordings 12 Audio 1987 Savoy Jazz
30 Let's Live It Up 22 Audio King Records (3)
31 Crazy Country Hop / Willie Did The Cha Cha 2 Audio 1958 Capitol Records
32 Willie And The Hand Jive 2 Audio 1974 Bulldog Records
33 Johnny Otis And Friends - Blues Archive - The Story Of The Blues - Chapter 19 40 Audio 2004 Membran Music Ltd.
34 The Greatest Johnny Otis Show 26 Audio 1998 Ace
35 Rock Me Baby 29 Audio 2007 Rev-Ola


b. December 28, 1921 Vallejo, California, USA.

d. January 17, 2012 Alta Dena, California, USA.

Band leader, musician, talent scout, political activist, author and artist, Johnny Otis founded the [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/Ultra+Records+(5)]Ultra Records[/url] label in 1956 along with [a=Frank Gallo], [a=Eddie Mesner] and [a=Leo Mesner]. When it was discovered that another label by that name already existed they changed the name of the label to [l=Dig Records].

In 1960 Johnny founded the [l=Eldo records] label.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 (Non-Performer).


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