Creepin' with the Cats: The Legendary Dig Masters, Vol. 1 Johnny Otis Primary Artist
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Twenty-two tracks, almost half previously unreleased, from circa 1956-57 that {|Otis|} recorded for his own short-lived Dig label. Not as vivacious as the sides he recorded for Capitol in the late '50s, this is spirited but generic jump blues/R&B, divided evenly between vocals and instrumentals. Occasional cuts like the silly novelty instrumental Ali Baba's Boogie stand out from the pack. The one commanding greatest interest is Hey! Hey! Hey!, which served as the model for {|Little Richard's|} version, which in turned was covered by {|the Beatles|} in the mid-'60s (as Kansas City).


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