Thursday, January 31, 2008

Otis Blackwell, songwriter

Otis Blackwell (16 February 1931 – 6 May 2002) was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist whose work significantly influenced rock 'n' roll. His compositions include Little Willie John's "Fever", Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" and "Breathless", Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel", "All Shook Up" and "Return to Sender" (with Winfield Scott), and Jimmy Jones' "Handy Man".


"Breathless" performed by Jerry Lee Lewis
Words and Music by Otis Blackwell



"Return to Sender" performed by Elvis Presley
Words and Music by Otis Blackwell & Winfield Scott



"Great Balls of Fire" performed by Dolly Parton
Words and Music by Otis Blackwell & Jack Hammer



"Fever" performed by Rita Moreno & the Muppets
Words and Music by Otis Blackwell & Eddie J. Cooley



"Don't Be Cruel/All Shook Up" performed by Otis Blackwell & Foghat
Words and Music by Otis Blackwell

1 Comments:

At March 17, 2008 at 10:47 AM , Blogger Eli said...

Otis Blackwell is awesome!

 

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