Dapper Cats, Groovy Tunes & Hot Guitars Various Artists (Dig Masters)

£11.50

Availablity:
World
Genre:
Rhythm & Blues
Label:
Ace Records
Format:
CD
Catalogue Id:
CDCHD 351

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.

Track listing

Side 1

  • 01
    Telephone Boogie - Johnny "Guitar" Watson & Jeannie Barnes

  • 02
    I Got A Girl (That Lives Over Yonder) - Johnny "Guitar" Watson

  • 03
    My Aching Feet - Henry Strogin

  • 04
    I've Been Blind, Blind, Blind - Robert McKirby

  • 05
    Jimmy's Jive - Jimmy Nolen

  • 06
    Hey Little Girl - Richard Lewis

  • 07
    Bingo - Abe Moore

  • 08
    Talk To Me Baby - Roy "Happy" Easter

  • 09
    Sad Stories - Larry Waters

  • 10
    Check Yourself - Tony & Barbara

  • 11
    Someday - T W Sams

  • 12
    Country Boogie - Preston Love And The Orchestra

  • 13
    Get Away From Here - Pete "Guitar" Lewis

  • 14
    Ain't Gonna Tell - Dessa Ray

  • 15
    Wiggle Walk - Johnny Otis

  • 16
    Things Won't Be Right Without You - Devonia "Lady Dee" Williams

  • 17
    Much More - Jessie & Joyce

  • 18
    Itty Bitty Bee - Ray Johnson

  • 19
    Baby Please Come Home - Little Billy Robbins

  • 20
    Gotta Have Lovin' - Little Billy Robbins

  • 21
    The Blooper - Johnny Otis & The Jayos

  • 22
    Bad Bad Bulldog - Little Arthur Matthews

  • 23
    Hot Diggety Dog - Little Arthur Matthews

  • 24
    Dead Man's Hop - Johnny Otis & His Orchestra

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