Tag: Johnny Otis

Johnny 'Guitar' Watson

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Johnny “Guitar” Watson, “Superman Lover”

Johnny 'Guitar' Watson's influence extended well beyond his hit records...

Wynonie Harris

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Soul Serenade: Wynonie Harris, “Good Rockin’ Tonight”

What was the first rock and roll song? It depends on who you talk to and to some extent how you define rock and roll. Some would say it was...

Etta James

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Soul Serenade: Etta James, “I’d Rather Go Blind”

"I'd Rather Go Blind" was a B-side that practically defined the R&B genre...

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Soul Serenade: Jackie Wilson, “Lonely Teardrops”

Jackie Wilson was a superstar in the '50s and '60s. His signature song was the the 1958 smash "Lonely Teardrops."...

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Soul Serenade: Etta, Johnny, and Jimmy

The world of soul, R&B, and funk lost three of its greatest artists last week. Ken Shane remembers Etta James, Johnny Otis, and Jimmy...