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Johnny Otis
JOHNNY OTIS appearing in 76 shows and/or playlists

JOHNNY OTIS

EPISODES OF AMERICAN ROUTES WITH JOHNNY OTIS

FROM THE SHOW: ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

Born to a Greek immigrant family and raised in a black neighborhood in California, band leader Johnny Otis identified with the African American community from an early age. He looks back on his long career working with the likes of Charles Brown and Etta James, and talks about crossing the color line in the South, and with fellow musicians.

FROM THE SHOW: ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

From the show "Robbie Robertson / Johnny Otis / Dew Drop Inn" originally aired on May 15th, 2002

FROM THE SHOW: ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

From the show "Robbie Robertson / Johnny Otis / Dew Drop Inn" originally aired on November 30th, 2016

ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

A visit with legendary bandsmen including roots rocker Robbie Robertson and California jazz bandleader Johnny Otis. Robertson was a prime mover behind The Band, who, along with the Grateful Dead and others, defined the image and sound of American rock with folk roots in the 1960s and '70s. Johnny Otis shaped the West Coast jump boogie sound, working with artists such as Jackie Wilson, Big Mama Thornton, and Etta James. Also a trip back in time to the Dew Drop Inn, a halcyon New Orleans nightclub which also served as a hotel, eatery, barber shop and post office. We'll hear about one of the Dew Drop's most infamous characters, female impersonator and R & B singer Patsy Vidalia.

ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

A visit with legendary bandsmen including roots rocker Robbie Robertson and California jazz bandleader Johnny Otis. Robertson was a prime mover behind The Band, who, along with the Grateful Dead and others, defined the image and sound of American rock with folk roots in the 1960s and '70s. Johnny Otis shaped the West Coast jump boogie sound, working with artists such as Jackie Wilson, Big Mama Thornton, and Etta James. Also a trip back in time to the Dew Drop Inn, a halcyon New Orleans nightclub which also served as a hotel, eatery, barber shop and post office. We'll hear about one of the Dew Drop's most infamous characters, female impersonator and R & B singer Patsy Vidalia.

ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

A visit with legendary bandsmen including roots rocker Robbie Robertson and California jazz bandleader Johnny Otis. Robertson was a prime mover behind The Band, who, along with the Grateful Dead and others, defined the image and sound of American rock with folk roots in the 1960s and '70s. Johnny Otis shaped the West Coast jump boogie sound, working with artists such as Jackie Wilson, Big Mama Thornton, and Etta James. Also a trip back in time to the Dew Drop Inn, a halcyon New Orleans nightclub which also served as a hotel, eatery, barber shop and post office. We'll hear about one of the Dew Drop's most infamous characters, female impersonator and R & B singer Patsy Vidalia.

FROM THE SHOW: ROCKIN' THE BLUES WITH SONNY BURGESS & SNOOKS EAGLIN

From the show "Rockin' the Blues with Sonny Burgess & Snooks Eaglin" originally aired on September 6th, 2017

FROM THE SHOW: LOS ANGELES: SOUNDTRACK FOR THE ANGELS

From the show "Los Angeles: Soundtrack for the Angels" originally aired on May 17th, 2017

FROM THE SHOW: A SONIC SEASON OF LIGHT & EVERGREENS

From the show "A Sonic Season of Light & Evergreens" originally aired on December 21st, 2016

FROM THE SHOW: ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

From the show "Robbie Robertson / Johnny Otis / Dew Drop Inn" originally aired on November 30th, 2016

FROM THE SHOW: ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

From the show "Robbie Robertson / Johnny Otis / Dew Drop Inn" originally aired on November 30th, 2016

FROM THE SHOW: ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

From the show "Robbie Robertson / Johnny Otis / Dew Drop Inn" originally aired on November 30th, 2016

FROM THE SHOW: ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

From the show "Robbie Robertson / Johnny Otis / Dew Drop Inn" originally aired on November 30th, 2016

FROM THE SHOW: ROCKIN' THE BLUES WITH SONNY BURGESS & SNOOKS EAGLIN

From the show "Rockin' the Blues with Sonny Burgess & Snooks Eaglin" originally aired on September 7th, 2016

FROM THE SHOW: SONIC TRAVELERS: JERRY DOUGLAS AND GUITAR SHORTY

From the show "Sonic Travelers: Jerry Douglas and Guitar Shorty" originally aired on October 14th, 2015

FROM THE SHOW: SONIC TRAVELERS: JERRY DOUGLAS AND GUITAR SHORTY

From the show "Sonic Travelers: Jerry Douglas and Guitar Shorty" originally aired on June 25th, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: LOS ANGELES: SOUNDTRACK FOR THE ANGELS

From the show "Los Angeles: Soundtrack for the Angels" originally aired on November 6th, 2013

FROM THE SHOW: SONIC TRAVELERS: JERRY DOUGLAS & GUITAR SHORTY

From the show "Sonic Travelers: Jerry Douglas & Guitar Shorty" originally aired on June 19th, 2013

FROM THE SHOW: SONIC TRAVELERS: JERRY DOUGLAS AND GUITAR SHORTY

From the show "Sonic Travelers: Jerry Douglas and Guitar Shorty" originally aired on October 10th, 2012

FROM THE SHOW: ROCKIN' THE BLUES WITH SONNY BURGESS AND SNOOKS EAGLIN

From the show "Rockin' the Blues with Sonny Burgess and Snooks Eaglin" originally aired on October 5th, 2011

FROM THE SHOW: LOS ANGELES: SOUNDTRACK FOR THE ANGELS

From the show "Los Angeles: Soundtrack for the Angels" originally aired on May 18th, 2011

FROM THE SHOW: WORDS & MUSIC: RALPH ELLISON'S JAZZ-SHAPED AMERICA & JAMES TALLEY

From the show "Words & Music: Ralph Ellison's Jazz-Shaped America & James Talley" originally aired on June 16th, 2010

FROM THE SHOW: LOS ANGELES: SOUNDTRACK FOR THE ANGELS

From the show "Los Angeles: Soundtrack for the Angels" originally aired on February 3rd, 2010

FROM THE SHOW: FAMILY HARMONY

From the show "Family Harmony" originally aired on November 25th, 2009

FROM THE SHOW: LOS ANGELES: SOUNDTRACK FOR THE ANGELS

From the show "Los Angeles: Soundtrack for the Angels" originally aired on July 29th, 2009

FROM THE SHOW: WEDDINGS

From the show "Weddings" originally aired on June 3rd, 2009

FROM THE SHOW: ROCKIN' THE BLUES WITH SONNY BURGESS & SNOOKS EAGLIN

From the show "Rockin' the Blues with Sonny Burgess & Snooks Eaglin" originally aired on April 29th, 2009

FROM THE SHOW: FAMILY HARMONY

From the show "Family Harmony" originally aired on November 26th, 2008

FROM THE SHOW: WORDS & MUSIC: RALPH ELLISON'S JAZZ-SHAPED AMERICA & JAMES TALLEY

From the show "Words & Music: Ralph Ellison's Jazz-Shaped America & James Talley" originally aired on July 9th, 2008

FROM THE SHOW: WEDDINGS

From the show "Weddings" originally aired on June 4th, 2008

FROM THE SHOW: ROCKIN' THE BLUES WITH SONNY BURGESS & SNOOKS EAGLIN

From the show "Rockin' the Blues with Sonny Burgess & Snooks Eaglin" originally aired on March 5th, 2008

FROM THE SHOW: STREET BEATS WITH DJ FONTANA

From the show "Street Beats with DJ Fontana" originally aired on August 5th, 1998

FROM THE SHOW: STREET BEATS WITH DJ FONTANA

From the show "Street Beats with DJ Fontana" originally aired on April 15th, 1998

FROM THE SHOW: WEDDINGS WITH ERNIE K-DOE

From the show "Weddings with Ernie K-Doe" originally aired on June 2nd, 1999

FROM THE SHOW: VALENTINE'S DAY

From the show "Valentine's Day" originally aired on February 10th, 1999

FROM THE SHOW: WEDDINGS WITH ERNIE K-DOE

From the show "Weddings with Ernie K-Doe" originally aired on June 7th, 2000

FROM THE SHOW: APRIL FOOL'S WITH HARRY SHEARER

From the show "April Fool's with Harry Shearer" originally aired on March 29th, 2000

FROM THE SHOW: CHRISTMAS 2001

From the show "Christmas 2001" originally aired on December 19th, 2001

FROM THE SHOW: ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

From the show "Robbie Robertson / Johnny Otis / Dew Drop Inn" originally aired on October 10th, 2001

FROM THE SHOW: ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

From the show "Robbie Robertson / Johnny Otis / Dew Drop Inn" originally aired on October 10th, 2001

FROM THE SHOW: ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

From the show "Robbie Robertson / Johnny Otis / Dew Drop Inn" originally aired on October 10th, 2001

FROM THE SHOW: ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

From the show "Robbie Robertson / Johnny Otis / Dew Drop Inn" originally aired on October 10th, 2001

FROM THE SHOW: APRIL FOOL'S WITH HARRY SHEARER

From the show "April Fool's with Harry Shearer" originally aired on March 28th, 2001

FROM THE SHOW: CHRISTMAS 2002

From the show "Christmas 2002" originally aired on December 18th, 2002

FROM THE SHOW: WEDDINGS

From the show "Weddings" originally aired on June 5th, 2002

FROM THE SHOW: ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

From the show "Robbie Robertson / Johnny Otis / Dew Drop Inn" originally aired on May 15th, 2002

FROM THE SHOW: ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

From the show "Robbie Robertson / Johnny Otis / Dew Drop Inn" originally aired on May 15th, 2002

FROM THE SHOW: ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

From the show "Robbie Robertson / Johnny Otis / Dew Drop Inn" originally aired on May 15th, 2002

FROM THE SHOW: ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

From the show "Robbie Robertson / Johnny Otis / Dew Drop Inn" originally aired on May 15th, 2002

FROM THE SHOW: STREETBEATS

From the show "Streetbeats" originally aired on March 13th, 2002

FROM THE SHOW: OFF THE RECORD

From the show "Off The Record" originally aired on October 22nd, 2003

FROM THE SHOW: OFF THE RECORD

From the show "Off The Record" originally aired on October 22nd, 2003

FROM THE SHOW: OFF THE RECORD

From the show "Off The Record" originally aired on October 22nd, 2003

FROM THE SHOW: BLUES ROUTES II

From the show "Blues Routes II" originally aired on October 8th, 2003

FROM THE SHOW: WEDDINGS

From the show "Weddings" originally aired on June 18th, 2003

FROM THE SHOW: SAME TRAIN A DIFFERENT TIME: JIMMIE RODGERS AND THE WHITE MAN'S BLUES

From the show "Same Train a Different Time: Jimmie Rodgers and the White Man's Blues" originally aired on May 21st, 2003

FROM THE SHOW: STREETBEATS

From the show "Streetbeats" originally aired on February 19th, 2003

FROM THE SHOW: OFF THE RECORD

From the show "Off The Record" originally aired on February 12th, 2003

FROM THE SHOW: OFF THE RECORD

From the show "Off The Record" originally aired on February 12th, 2003

FROM THE SHOW: OFF THE RECORD

From the show "Off The Record" originally aired on February 12th, 2003

FROM THE SHOW: BLUES ROUTES II

From the show "Blues Routes II" originally aired on November 17th, 2004

FROM THE SHOW: ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

From the show "Robbie Robertson / Johnny Otis / Dew Drop Inn" originally aired on November 10th, 2004

FROM THE SHOW: ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

From the show "Robbie Robertson / Johnny Otis / Dew Drop Inn" originally aired on November 10th, 2004

FROM THE SHOW: ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

From the show "Robbie Robertson / Johnny Otis / Dew Drop Inn" originally aired on November 10th, 2004

FROM THE SHOW: ROBBIE ROBERTSON / JOHNNY OTIS / DEW DROP INN

From the show "Robbie Robertson / Johnny Otis / Dew Drop Inn" originally aired on November 10th, 2004

FROM THE SHOW: SAME TRAIN A DIFFERENT TIME: JIMMIE RODGERS AND THE WHITE MAN'S BLUES

From the show "Same Train a Different Time: Jimmie Rodgers and the White Man's Blues" originally aired on May 19th, 2004

FROM THE SHOW: WEDDINGS WITH ERNIE K-DOE

From the show "Weddings with Ernie K-Doe" originally aired on June 1st, 2005

FROM THE SHOW: OFF THE RECORD

From the show "Off the Record" originally aired on May 11th, 2005

FROM THE SHOW: OFF THE RECORD

From the show "Off the Record" originally aired on May 11th, 2005

FROM THE SHOW: OFF THE RECORD

From the show "Off the Record" originally aired on May 11th, 2005

FROM THE SHOW: STREETBEATS

From the show "Streetbeats" originally aired on January 19th, 2005

FROM THE SHOW: WORDS & MUSIC

From the show "Words & Music" originally aired on July 5th, 2006

FROM THE SHOW: SAME TRAIN A DIFFERENT TIME: JIMMIE RODGERS AND THE WHITE MAN'S BLUES

From the show "Same Train a Different Time: Jimmie Rodgers and the White Man's Blues" originally aired on May 31st, 2006

FROM THE SHOW: BLUES ROUTES II

From the show "Blues Routes II" originally aired on February 1st, 2006

FROM THE SHOW: ROCKIN' THE BLUES WITH SONNY BURGESS & SNOOKS EAGLIN

From the show "Rockin' the Blues with Sonny Burgess & Snooks Eaglin" originally aired on June 13th, 2007

FROM THE SHOW: WORDS & MUSIC: RALPH ELLISON'S JAZZ-SHAPED AMERICA & JAMES TALLEY

From the show "Words & Music: Ralph Ellison's Jazz-Shaped America & James Talley" originally aired on March 28th, 2007

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