The streets of the city - NEW COLONY 29280

Otis Johnson

I only know of this one obscure Chilicothe, Ohio release by Otis Johnson but given his fine vocals here that’s a real shame. Over a spare backing of organ, arpeggio guitar, bass and drums, Johnson pours out his tale of woe on ListenThe Streets Of The City in a harsh compellingly emotional way. The fact that the accompaniment is so bare puits all the pressure on Johnson but he delivers  - oh boy does he deliver. For some reason this track reminds me of cuts by Tony Joe White – maybe it’s because of the simplicity of it all.

UPDATE ~ Dante Carfagna has written to add that the Columbus, OH artist had another 45 on Blue Ash. I'm grateful as ever to Dante for sharing his wealth of knowledge.



ListenThe streets of the city / Something's wrong ~ NEW COLONY 29280 (70s?)
Don't wake me / Little things ~ BLUE ASH 133 (1977)



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