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Otis Blackwell

voc, 1931-2002 US, Brooklyn
Singer / Musician / Songwriter / Producer of Blues
A.k.a. John Davenport

Otis Blackwell (February 16, 1931 – May 6, 2002) was an African-American songwriter, singer, and pianist, whose work significantly influenced rock and 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". He should not be confused with another songwriter and producer Robert "Bumps" Blackwell.

  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Blues
  • Rock
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Let The Daddy Hold You on Jukebox Jam by Various Artists
Back Trail on These Are My Songs! by Otis Blackwell
It's All Over Me on The Northern Soul Story Vol.4: Wigan Casino by Various Artists
One Broken Heart For Sale on All Shook Up by Otis Blackwell
All Shook Up on All Shook Up by Otis Blackwell
Don't Be Cruel on These Are My Songs! by Otis Blackwell
Fever on Legendary Legend by Otis Blackwell
Return to Sender on These Are My Songs! by Otis Blackwell
Great Balls of Fire on These Are My Songs! by Otis Blackwell
All Shook Up on These Are My Songs! by Otis Blackwell

Track list and 30sec audio provided by


Title Artist Year Type
Don't Leave Me Baby / My JosephineDean Barlow / Otis Blackwell2017Single
Oh! What A Babe / I'm TiredOtis Blackwell2014Single
Don't Be CruelOtis Blackwell2008Single
The Chronological Otis Blackwell 1952-1954Otis Blackwell2005Compil.
They Called It Rock N' RollOtis Blackwell2003Album
These Are My Songs!Otis Blackwell1977Album
It's All Over MeOtis Blackwell1970Single
I'd Rather Kiss You Than Eat / Jeannie's WeddingOtis Blackwell1961Single
We Wrote 'Em & We Sing 'Em!Eddie Cooley / Otis Blackwell / Lincoln Chase / Winfield Scott / Ollie Jones / Billy Dawn Smith1961Album
What A Coincidence / Turtle DoveOtis Blackwell1958Single
Don't Run AwayOtis Blackwell1958Single
Make Ready For Love / When You're AroundOtis Blackwell1957Single
Singin' The BluesOtis Blackwell1957Album
It's Love & It's RealOtis Blackwell & The Majors1957Single
Daddy Rollin' Stone / You Move Me Baby!Otis Blackwell1956Single
Go Away Mr. BluesOtis Blackwell1955Single
My Josephine / Ain't Got No TimeOtis Blackwell1954Album
My Poor Broken Heart / You Move Me, BabyOtis Blackwell1954Album
You're My Love / Bartender, Fill It Up Again!Otis Blackwell1954Album
On That Power Line / Don't Know How I Loved YouOtis Blackwell1954Album
Nobody Met The TrainOtis Blackwell1954Single
Tears! Tears! Tears! / Daddy Rollin' StoneOtis Blackwell1953Single
Fool That I Be / Number 000Otis Blackwell1953Album
Daddy Rollin' StoneOtis Blackwell1953Compil.
When You're AroundOtis BlackwellCompil.
Oh! What A Babe.Otis BlackwellSingle
Grandaddy Of Them All / Kiss AwayOtis BlackwellSingle
Oh! What A Wonderful Time / Let The Daddy Hold YouOtis BlackwellSingle
The King's Not Dead / #1 King Of Rock & RollOtis BlackwellSingle
The No. 1 King Of Rock 'N' RollOtis BlackwellSingle
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