Otis Blackwell

Otis Blackwell - The Songs & Recordings Of Otis Blackwell 1952-62 2-CD Set

Otis Blackwell - The Songs & Recordings Of Otis Blackwell 1952-62 2-CD Set
Otis Blackwell was one of those unsung but highly significant behind-the-scenes figures who played an important role in the careers of some major rock 'n' roll artists as well as influencing the direction that popular music took during those dynamic formative years. He was initially an R&B singer and songwriter in the early 1950s, making the classic record "Daddy Rolling Stone", but found his metier as a brilliantly innovative songwriter whose work was recorded by artists across the pop spectrum, his big hit songs including "All Shook Up", "Don't Be Cruel", "Paralyzed" and "Return To Sender" for Elvis Presley, "Great Balls of Fire" and "Breathless" for Jerry Lee Lewis, "Handy Man" for Jimmy Jones and "Fever" for Peggy Lee, among many others. This great-value 62-track 2-CD set provides a fascinating cross-section of his career, comprising selected recordings under his own name for the RCA, Groove, Jay-Dee & Atlantic labels, plus recordings by other artists of his songs featuring 24 chart entries, including those mentioned above. Among the artists included are Pat Boone, Clyde McPhatter, Dee Clark, Lavern Baker, The Five Keys, Ben E. King, Cliff Richard, Bobby Darin, Charlie Gracie and Johnnie Ray, as well as an early incarnation of The Four Seasons as The Four Lovers. It offers an enlightening and entertaining insight into the work of a hugely talented pop practitioner who has not received the attention which his music deserves

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Otis Blackwell was one of those unsung but highly significant behind-the-scenes figures who played an important role in the careers of some major rock 'n' roll artists as well as influencing the direc...
Otis Blackwell was one of those unsung but highly significant behind-the-scenes figures who played an important role in the careers of some major rock 'n' roll artists as well as influencing the direction that popular music took during those dynamic formative years. He was initially an R&B singer and songwriter in the early 1950s, making the classic record "Daddy Rolling Stone", but found his metier as a brilliantly innovative songwriter whose work was recorded by artists across the pop spectrum, his big hit songs including "All Shook Up", "Don't Be Cruel", "Paralyzed" and "Return To Sender" for Elvis Presley, "Great Balls of Fire" and "Breathless" for Jerry Lee Lewis, "Handy Man" for Jimmy Jones and "Fever" for Peggy Lee, among many others. This great-value 62-track 2-CD set provides a fascinating cross-section of his career, comprising selected recordings under his own name for the RCA, Groove, Jay-Dee & Atlantic labels, plus recordings by other artists of his songs featuring 24 chart entries, including those mentioned above. Among the artists included are Pat Boone, Clyde McPhatter, Dee Clark, Lavern Baker, The Five Keys, Ben E. King, Cliff Richard, Bobby Darin, Charlie Gracie and Johnnie Ray, as well as an early incarnation of The Four Seasons as The Four Lovers. It offers an enlightening and entertaining insight into the work of a hugely talented pop practitioner who has not received the attention which his music deserves

Track Listing

Disc 1:
    • Wake Up Fool
    • Please Help Me Find My Way Home
    • The Fool That I Be
    • Number 000
    • Oh! What A Babe
    • Here I Am
    • Daddy Rolling Stone
    • Tears! Tears! Tears!
    • You're My Love
    • Bartender Fill It Up Again
    • On That Power Line
    • Don't You Know How I Love You
    • I'm Standing At The Doorway
    • Nobody Met The Train
    • My Josephine
    • Ain't Got No Time
    • Go Away Mr. Blues
    • I'm Comin' Back Baby
    • You Move Me Baby
    • My Poor Broken Heart
    • Oh What A Wonderful Time
    • Let The Daddy Hold You
    • Make Ready For Love
    • You're the Apple of My Eye 
    • Don't Be Cruel
    • Paralyzed 
    • My Pigeon's Gone
    • Priscilla
    • All Shook Up 
    • Great Balls of Fire
Disc 2:
    • I Sit In My Window
    • Cool Baby
    • Breathless
    • Fever
    • Up Until Now
    • For My Good Fortune
    • I'm Out To Getcha
    • No Regrets
    • Told Myself A Lie
    • Just Keep It Up
    • Let's Talk About Us
    • Slow Motion
    • Hey Little Girl
    • The Shape I'm In
    • Handy Man
    • You're Just Wasting Your Time
    • Good News
    • Listen To Your Heart
    • Don't Be Cruel
    • Livin' Lovin' Wreck
    • Shadows Of Love
    • Pardon Me
    • Nine Times Out Of Ten
    • Defenceless
    • Brace Yourself
    • Make Me Know It
    • You're Just The One To Do It
    • Twistin' Fever
    • I Feel Good All Over
    • Twistin' Fever
    • All The Way Home
    • Return To Sender

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