Johnny Otis and Etta James are ALIVE!!!

Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes (December 28, 1921 – January 17, 2012), better known as Johnny Otis, was an American singer, musician, talent scout, DJ, composer, aranger, recording artist, record producer, vibraphonist, drummer, percussionist, bandleader, impresario and pastor. Born in Vallejo, California,  he is commonly referred to as the “Godfather of Rhythm and Blues”.

Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer whose style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, rythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, gosepl and jazz.

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