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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday November 29th, 2017 with Retro Renny
The drums, vibes, orchestra and music of Ionnis Alexandres Veliotes a.k.a. JOHNNY OTIS. Godfather of West Coast Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll midwife.

Johnny Otis is an unsung hero of West Coast R&B and early Rock & Roll. Tonight's show features the music Johnny Otis, his drums & his orchestra. Tonight is a show in a box. All the music on tonight's show comes from the 3 CD collection of Johnny Otis' music: 'That's Your Last Boogie! The Best Of Johnny Otis 1945-1960' on the Fantastic Voyage label.
Hunter Hancock’s "Harlematinee" Radio Show Theme
HUNTER HANCOCK with THE JOHNNY OTIS ORCHESTRA - That's Your Last Boogie! The Best Of Johnny Otis 1945-1960: Rockin' Blues - ’51 radio broadcast/’02 Savoy Records/’12 Fantastic Voyage/Future Noise Music Ltd.
Harlem Nocturne
JOHNNY OTIS, HIS DRUMS & ORCHESTRA - That’s Your Last Boogie!: Barrel House Stomp (1945-50) - ’45 Excelsior Records/’12 Fantastic Voyage/Future Noise Music Ltd.
Good Boogdi Googie
GEORGE WASHINGTON with JOHNNY OTIS ORCHESTRA - Barrel House Stomp (1945-50) - ’47 Excelsior Records
That’s Your Last Boogie
JOE SWIFT with JOHNNY OTIS & HIS ORCHESTRA - Barrel House Stomp (1945-50) - ’48 Exclusive Records
Court Room Blues
JOHNNY OTIS & HIS ORCHESTRA - Barrel House Stomp (1945-50) - ’49 Excelsior Records
Midnight In The Barrelhouse
JOHNNY OTIS ORCHESTRA feat. PETE LEWIS and his guitar - Barrel House Stomp (1945-50) - ’49 Excelsior Records
Wedding Boogie
JOHNNY OTIS’ CONGREGATION with LITTLE ESTHER, MEL WALKER & LEE GRAVES - That's Your Last Boogie! The Best Of Johnny Otis 1945-1960: Rockin' Blues - ’50 /’12 Fantastic Voyage/Future Noise Music Ltd.
Mambo Boogie
THE JOHNNY OTIS ORCHESTRA - Rockin' Blues (1950-52) - ’51 Savoy Records
All Nite Long
THE JOHNNY OTIS ORCHESTRA - Rockin' Blues (1950-52) - ’51 Savoy Records
Goomp Blues
JOHNNY OTIS & HIS ORCHESTRA - Rockin' Blues (1950-52) - ’52 Mercury Records
Rock Me Baby
THE JOHNNY OTIS ORCHESTRA - That’s Your Last Boogie!: Going Crazy (1952-60) - ’53 Peacock Records
Shake It
JOHNNY OTIS & HIS ORCHESTRA - Going Crazy (1952-60) - ’54 Peacock Records
Bye Bye Baby
THE JOHNNY OTIS SHOW - Going Crazy (1952-60) - ’57 Capitol Records
Shake It, Lucy Baby
THE JOHNNY OTIS SHOW - Going Crazy (1952-60) - ’58 Capitol Records
Willie And The Hand Jive
THE JOHNNY OTIS SHOW - Going Crazy (1952-60) - ’58 Capitol Records
Crazy Country Hop
THE JOHNNY OTIS SHOW - Going Crazy (1952-60) - ’58 Capitol Records
Castin' My Spell
THE JOHNNY OTIS SHOW - Going Crazy (1952-60) - ’59 Capitol Records
Interactive CKCU
Renny G (host)
I dare you to not like this music! If you're not tapping your toes to this music seek immediate medical attention, you may already be dead.

6:54 PM, November 29th, 2017
Renny G (host)
Hello out there.... Anyone listening?

8:09 PM, November 29th, 2017
Renny G (host)
I'm gonna get a complex.

8:20 PM, November 29th, 2017
Renny G (host)
This man was called the King of Rock & Roll in the late Forties & early Fifties.

8:34 PM, November 29th, 2017
Renny G (host)
He was at least a midwife Rock & Roll.

8:36 PM, November 29th, 2017
Daragh
Didn't QUITE catch it live....6:40 pm here in BC now. Love Johnny's voice - don't care what he sings! (but I like your selections!).

9:41 PM, November 29th, 2017
Renny G (host)
Thanks for listening Daragh. I hope it got you up and dancing.

11:32 PM, November 29th, 2017