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Although you will doubtless read elsewhere that Quincy Jones was the first black man to hold down a senior executive position in a major record company, the mighty CLYDE OTIS (he stood 6'4") beat him to it by a good few years. Perhaps best known for his long, hugely rewarding collaboration with Brook Benton, songwriter / bandleader / arranger / producer, Otis possessed perfect ears and was a wildly successful writer and producer. At the outset of his career he was active as a recording artist, Clyde Otis And His Orchestra; Disc 1 of this unique compilation comprises tracks from his own LPs and 45rpms. Disc 2 presents Otis as a songwriter, arranger and producer, juxtaposing a handful of key hits and million sellers against a selection of collectors' rarities. Much of the material on Disc 1 is unavailable elsewhere on CD, as are several of the more esoteric, collectable sides on Disc 2.
Although you will doubtless read elsewhere that Quincy Jones was the first black man to hold down a senior executive position in a major record company, the mighty CLYDE OTIS (he stood 6'4") beat him to it by a good few years. Perhaps best known for his long, hugely rewarding collaboration with Brook Benton, songwriter / bandleader / arranger / producer, Otis possessed perfect ears and was a wildly successful writer and producer. At the outset of his career he was active as a recording artist, Clyde Otis And His Orchestra; Disc 1 of this unique compilation comprises tracks from his own LPs and 45rpms. Disc 2 presents Otis as a songwriter, arranger and producer, juxtaposing a handful of key hits and million sellers against a selection of collectors' rarities. Much of the material on Disc 1 is unavailable elsewhere on CD, as are several of the more esoteric, collectable sides on Disc 2.
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Looking Back: Bandleader Songwriter Producer 55-62
Artist: Clyde Otis
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Sentimental Journey
2. Stars Fell on Alabama
3. Tenderly
4. The Stroll
5. The Third Man Theme
6. Basin Street
7. Squeegie
8. Stardust
9. That Old Feeling
10. Rat Tat Tat
11. Idaho
12. Boogie Woogie
13. Sleepy Lagoon
14. Blackberry Blue and Rose Blossom Pink
15. Mariquita
16. Out of Bounds
17. On Green Dolphin Street
18. Friendly Enemies
19. A Place in the Sun
20. Your Eyes
21. Love Letters
22. Ruby
23. Jungle Drums
24. The Peanut Vendor
25. High on a Cloud
26. You Stepped Out of a Dream
27. Love Theme from El Cid
28. May Your Blessings Be Many
29. Faye Adams - My Greatest Desire
30. Nat "King" Cole ; the Four Knights - That's All There Is to That
31. The Cues - Crackerjack
32. The Five Keys - Out of Sight, Out of Mind
33. Varetta Dillard - I Miss You Jimmy
34. Elvis Presley - Any Way You Want Me
35. Georgia Gibbs - Silent Lips
36. The Diamonds - the Stroll
37. Lavern Baker - Substitute
38. Nat "King" Cole - Looking Back
39. Roy Hamilton - in a Dream
40. Johnnie Ray - Endlessly
41. The Impressions Featuring Jerry Butler - Come Back My Love
42. Priscilla Bowman - a Rockin' Good Way
43. The Ellis Brothers - Sneaky Alligator
44. Ruth Brown - I'll Step Aside
45. The Del Vikings - Flat Tire
46. Brook Benton - It's Just a Matter of Time
47. Ben Hewitt - I Ain't Givin' Up Nothin' (If I Can't Get Something from You)
48. Ivory Joe Hunter - I Just Want to Love You
49. Sarah Vaughan - Smooth Operator
50. Brook Benton ; Dinah Washington - Baby (You've Got What It Takes)
51. Patti Page - Promise Me, Thomas
52. Cindy Deveraux - Sing on Baby
53. Dinah Washington - This Bitter Earth
54. Brook Benton - Kiddio
55. Jack Scott - Patsy
56. Clyde McPhatter - You're Movin' Me
57. The Chord Spinners - Call Me
58. Timi Yuro - Count Everything
59. Jay Miller - Big Daddy, You Gotta Go
60. Timi Yuro - What's a Matter Baby
61. Maxine Brown - If You Have No Real Objections

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Although you will doubtless read elsewhere that Quincy Jones was the first black man to hold down a senior executive position in a major record company, the mighty CLYDE OTIS (he stood 6'4") beat him to it by a good few years. Perhaps best known for his long, hugely rewarding collaboration with Brook Benton, songwriter / bandleader / arranger / producer, Otis possessed perfect ears and was a wildly successful writer and producer. At the outset of his career he was active as a recording artist, Clyde Otis And His Orchestra; Disc 1 of this unique compilation comprises tracks from his own LPs and 45rpms. Disc 2 presents Otis as a songwriter, arranger and producer, juxtaposing a handful of key hits and million sellers against a selection of collectors' rarities. Much of the material on Disc 1 is unavailable elsewhere on CD, as are several of the more esoteric, collectable sides on Disc 2.
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