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Looking Back - Bandleader, Songwriter, Producer 1955-1962

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Although you will doubtless read elsewhere that Quincy Jones was the first black man to hold down a senior executive position in a major record company, the mighty Clyde Otis (he stood 6'4") beat him to it by a good few years.

Perhaps best known for his long, hugely rewarding collaboration with Brook Benton, songwriter / bandleader / arranger / producer, Otis possessed perfect ears and was a wildly successful writer and producer.

At the outset of his career he was active as a recording artist, Clyde Otis And His Orchestra; Disc 1 of this unique compilation comprises tracks from his own LPs and 45rpms.

Disc 2 presents Otis as a songwriter, arranger and producer, juxtaposing a handful of key hits and million sellers against a selection of collectors' rarities.

Much of the material on Disc 1 is unavailable elsewhere on CD, as are several of the more esoteric, collectable sides on Disc 2.


  1. Name
  2. Sentimental Journey
  3. Stars Fell On Alabama
  4. Tenderly
  5. The Stroll
  6. The Third Man Theme
  7. Basin Street
  8. Squeegie
  9. Stardust
  10. That Old Feeling
  11. Rat Tat Tat
  12. Idaho
  13. Boogie Woogie
  14. Sleepy Lagoon
  15. Blackberry Blue And Rose Blossom Pink
  16. Mariquita
  17. Out Of Bounds
  18. On Green Dolphin Street
  19. Friendly Enemies
  20. A Place In The Sun
  21. Your Eyes
  22. Love Letters
  23. Ruby
  24. Jungle Drums
  25. The Peanut Vendor
  26. High On A Cloud
  27. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
  28. Love Theme From El Cid
  29. May Your Blessings Be Many
  30. Faye Adams - My Greatest Desire
  31. Nat "King" Cole & The Four Knights - That's All There Is To That
  32. The Cues - Crackerjack
  33. The Five Keys - Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
  34. Varetta Dillard - I Miss You Jimmy
  35. Elvis Presley - Any Way You Want Me
  36. Georgia Gibbs - Silent Lips
  37. The Diamonds - The Stroll
  38. Lavern Baker n Substitute
  39. Nat "King" Cole - Looking Back
  40. Roy Hamilton - In A Dream
  41. Johnnie Ray n Endlessly
  42. The Impressions Featuring Jerry Butler - Come Back My Love
  43. Priscilla Bowman - A Rockin' Good Way
  44. The Ellis Brothers - Sneaky Alligator
  45. Ruth Brown - I'll Step Aside
  46. The Del Vikings - Flat Tire
  47. Brook Benton - It's Just A Matter Of Time
  48. Ben Hewitt - I Ain't Givin' Up Nothin' (If I Can't Get Something From You)
  49. Ivory Joe Hunter - I Just Want To Love You
  50. Sarah Vaughan - Smooth Operator
  51. Brook Benton & Dinah Washington - Baby (You've Got What It Takes)
  52. Patti Page - Promise Me, Thomas
  53. Cindy Deveraux - Sing On Baby
  54. Dinah Washington - This Bitter Earth
  55. Brook Benton n Kiddio
  56. Jack Scott n Patsy
  57. Clyde Mcphatter - You're Movin' Me
  58. The Chord Spinners - Call Me
  59. Timi Yuro - Count Everything
  60. Jay Miller - Big Daddy, You Gotta Go
  61. Timi Yuro - What's A Matter Baby
  62. Maxine Brown - If You Have No Real Objections
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