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AUDIO: Johnny Otis (1990)

Steve Roeser, Rock's Backpages audio, 24 February 1990

'50s R&B King Otis talks about the songs: 'Willie and the Hand Jive', 'Hound Dog'; the artists: Little Esther, Etta James; his son Shuggie and music education; and he rails against the ravaged black ghettos, and the lie of "integration".

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