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Otis Blackwell

Otis Blackwell
Born: Feb 16, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY
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Died: May 6, 2002 in Nashville, TN
Genre: Blues, Pop/Rock, R&B
Biography: Few 1950s rock & roll tunesmiths were as prolifically talented as Otis Blackwell. His immortal compositions include Little Willie John's "Fever," Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel" and "All Shook Up," Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" and "Breathless," and Jimmy Jones' "Handy Man" (just for starters). ...Read full biography
Singin' the Blues
Released: 1956
Label: Davis
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All Shook Up
Released: 1976
Label: Shanachie Records
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Blackwell's "comeback" album, originally cut in 1976 for Herb Abramson's Inner City label, is a successful effort at reclaiming the songs of his that made people like Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis ("Great Balls ...Read full review
More Otis Blackwell albums: Main Albums (3), Compilations (6)