Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wednesday 45 Flashback: ‘Willie and the Hand Jive’

Here’s a rock ’n’ roll/R&B classic from my favorite White Negro of all times, bandleader Johnny Otis. (That’s him singing lead as well.)

This tune has been covered by the likes of Eric Clapton, Levon Helm and George Thorogood.

I doff my cap to YouTube wax jockey nelsonwalrus.


Bay Radical said...

Holy shit! Johnny Otis is white?!

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Well, he was born white.