Our third dip into the vaults of Johnny Otis' Dig label, this time showcasing the fine R & B talent that recorded at his studio during the mid-50s. Blues guitar greats like Johnny Guitar Watson, Jimmy Nolen and Pete Lewis rub shoulders with R&B duos like Tony Allen & Barbara, Jessie & Joyce and singing pianists such as Ray Johnson, Devonia Williams and Richard Lewis. Of note, here, are Jimmy Nolen's Jimmy's Jive, which Ray Topping identifies as a formative influence on the young Otis Rush and unreleased Henry Strogin material. Otis was a barometer for the whole Los Angeles music scene and these sides by dapper cats, groovy tune-smiths and hot guitarists capture the Black Music melting pot that was the West Coast of the 1950s.
- 01 Preview Telephone Boogie - Johnny "Guitar" Watson & Jeannie Barnes
- 02 Preview I Got A Girl (That Lives Over Yonder) - Johnny "Guitar" Watson
- 03 Preview My Aching Feet - Henry Strogin
- 04 Preview I've Been Blind, Blind, Blind - Robert McKirby
- 05 Preview Jimmy's Jive - Jimmy Nolen
- 06 Preview Hey Little Girl - Richard Lewis
- 07 Preview Bingo - Abe Moore
- 08 Preview Talk To Me Baby - Roy "Happy" Easter
- 09 Preview Sad Stories - Larry Waters
- 10 Preview Check Yourself - Tony & Barbara
- 11 Preview Someday - T W Sams
- 12 Preview Country Boogie - Preston Love And The Orchestra
- 13 Preview Get Away From Here - Pete "Guitar" Lewis
- 14 Preview Ain't Gonna Tell - Dessa Ray
- 15 Preview Wiggle Walk - Johnny Otis
- 16 Preview Things Won't Be Right Without You - Devonia "Lady Dee" Williams
- 17 Preview Much More - Jessie & Joyce
- 18 Preview Itty Bitty Bee - Ray Johnson
- 19 Preview Baby Please Come Home - Little Billy Robbins
- 20 Preview Gotta Have Lovin' - Little Billy Robbins
- 21 Preview The Blooper - Johnny Otis & The Jayos
- 22 Preview Bad Bad Bulldog - Little Arthur Matthews
- 23 Preview Hot Diggety Dog - Little Arthur Matthews
- 24 Preview Dead Man's Hop - Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
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