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Spirit of the Black Territory Bands

Spirit of the Black Territory Bands
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In this 1992 recording, musician and bandleader Johnny Otis (1921–2012) pays tribute to the black swing bands of the 1930s and 40s, leading 14 musicians in the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, and Jay McShann. Otis also plays his version of his 1945 hit recording of “Harlem Nocturne.” The liner notes are written by San Francisco Bay-area music critic Lee Hildebrand.

Track Listing

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Swinging The Blues Johnny Otis & His Orchestra 3:05
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Margie Johnny Otis & His Orchestra 3:32
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You're Drivin' Me Crazy / Moten Swing Johnny Otis & His Orchestra 6:13
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The Mooche Johnny Otis & His Orchestra 3:41
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Flying Home Johnny Otis & His Orchestra 6:44
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Harlem Nocturne Johnny Otis & His Orchestra 3:07
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Jumpin' at the Woodside Johnny Otis & His Orchestra 4:16
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Sophisticated Lady Johnny Otis & His Orchestra 4:06
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Jumpin' the Blues Johnny Otis & His Orchestra 3:09
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Creole Love Call Johnny Otis & His Orchestra 5:04
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Rock-A-Bye Basie Johnny Otis & His Orchestra 6:51