Song of the Day: Johnny Otis, “Willie And The Hand Jive”

Johnny Otis, the "Godfather of Rhythm & Blues" who discovered such acts as Esther Phillips, Etta James, Big Mama Thornton, and Jackie Wilson, would be 99 years old today. He was also a performer, maybe best known for "Willie And The Hand Jive," which he released in 1958. It reached #9 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the R&B chart.

14 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Johnny Otis, “Willie And The Hand Jive”

  1. Oh wow! I love this song which, to me, is so classic and so much fun to dance to. I hear the Rolling Stones in this….they must have loved this song.

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