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The Capitol Years


Download links and information about The Capitol Years by Johnny Otis. This album was released in 1989 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Rock, Rock & Roll genres. It contains 24 tracks with total duration of 59:41 minutes.

Artist: Johnny Otis
Release date: 1989
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Rock, Rock & Roll
Tracks: 24
Duration: 59:41
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No. Title Length
1. Willie and the Hand Jive 2:34
2. Good Golly 1:52
3. Crazy Country Hop 2:42
4. Can't You Hear Me Callin' 2:30
5. Castin' My Spell 2:11
6. Telephone Baby (featuring The Johnny Otis Show) 2:11
7. Willie Did the Cha Cha 2:38
8. Livin' In Misery 2:36
9. Three Girls Named Molly 2:33
10. Until We Meet Again (Bye Bye Baby) (featuring Marie Adams) 3:00
11. Hum-Ding-A-Ling 2:38
12. Baby Just You 2:19
13. Ring-A-Ling 1:55
14. Hey Baby Don't You Know 2:29
15. Let the Sun Shine In My Life 2:24
16. Well, Well, Well (featuring Mel Williams) 2:17
17. Ma (He's Makin' Eyes at Me) (featuring Marie Adams, The Johnny Otis Show) 2:25
18. Cold Turkey (Instrumental) 2:12
19. I Wonder (featuring Marie Adams) 2:08
20. I'm With You (Take 19) 2:26
21. Little Angel (featuring Mel Williams) 2:20
22. Why Don't You Do Right (Get Me Some Money Too) (Instrumental) 2:28
23. Voodoo Woman 2:36
24. Vine Street Swing (Instrumental) 4:17



This set anthologizes Otis's late-'50s rise to rock & roll fame, thanks to his shave-and-a-haircut special "Willie and the Hand Jive." Like every other style of R&B Otis drifted into, he excelled at it — "Castin' My Spell," "Crazy Country Hop," "Willie Did the Cha Cha," and "Three Girls Named Molly" are catchy rockers. Otis had a terrific band — guitarist Jimmy Nolen (later James Brown's main axeman), pianist Ernie Freeman, drummer Earl Palmer, and a tight horn section (along with singers Marie Adams and Mel Williams) gave him all the help he could possibly need.