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Released: April 1958

Dad of cult funk artist Shuggie, Johnny Otis was a bandleader and multi-instrumentalist who spent as much time discovering and nurturing new talent – Etta James for one – as making his own records. 'Willie And The Hand Jive' is that old staple, a tie-in with a dance craze, but was fresh and vital enough to crack the US top 10.

 
 
 
 
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