Johnny Otis - Quotes

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Genetically, I'm pure Greek. Psychologically, environmentally, culturally, by choice, I'm a member of the black community.

Genetically, I'm pure Greek. Psychologically, environmentally, culturally, by choice, I'm a member of the black community.

I get a wave of pride in America when I look back at what we've accomplished in the field of music. ---->>>

I'm not suggesting our music is the only music, but I am suggesting that there are certain elements in America's culture that are so precious that it would be a shame for them to go down the drain. ---->>>

Society wants to categorize everything, but to me it's all African-American music. ---->>>

When I got near teen age, I was so happy with my friends and the African-American culture that I couldn't imagine not being part of it. ---->>>

People are going to wake up to this great reservoir of music we've created in America - cakewalks, one-steps, boogie-woogie, country and western. I had a bit to do with one of those traditions. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 12-28, 1921
Birthplace:
Die: 01-17, 2012
Occupation: Musician

Johnny Otis (born Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes; December 28, 1921 – January 17, 2012) was an American singer, musician, composer, arranger, bandleader, talent scout, disc jockey, record producer, television show host, artist, author, journalist, minister, and impresario. He was a seminal influence on American R&B and rock and roll (wikipedia)