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AUDIO: Johnny Otis (1970)

Charlie Gillett, Rock's Backpages Audio, August 1970

From Little Esther to Big Mama, "The Duke Ellington of Watts" takes us back to Central Avenue: the shysters, the talent, the clubs and record labels; the hits, the misses and the rip-offs.


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