Bandleader Johnny Otis, ‘Godfather of R&B,’ Dead at 90

January 19th, 2012 by Music News Leave a reply »
Johnny Otis the bandleader talent scout and songwriter who was often called the "Godfather of R&B" died on Tuesday at his suburban Los Angeles home He was 90 Otis whose best-known song is "Willie and the Hand Jive" was leader of a big band in the Forties that augmented its jazz...


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