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Articles tagged johnny otis

Tuesday, May 25 2010

R&B’s Paterfamilias Johnny Otis:  ‘Black by Persuasion’

Not long after Pete Seeger galvanized American progressives with folk music, and years before Bob Dylan brought social issues to the forefront of rock music, Johnny Otis was a "drum major for justice".


Monday, April 19 2010

Verse-Chorus-Verse: “Strawberry Letter 23” -The Brothers Johnson

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.


Wednesday, February 11 2009

Laughing Through the Tears: The Enduring Journey of Etta James

As much as Etta James used her songwriting and vocal skills as primary sources for empowerment and critique, her performances and image were equally significant in reflecting a public persona bursting with wit, wildness, and sassy radicalism.


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