Otis Blackwell (February 16, 1931 – May 6, 2002) was an 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.
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211 Label RCA Victor Records Writer(s) Otis Blackwell Producer Otis Blackwell The Four Lovers singles chronology You're the Apple of My Eye (1956) Lovey Dovey (1956) RCA ... Accounts differ as to the precise mechanism behind their not recording the Otis Blackwell song ... record the song himself other sources indicate that Blackwell himself requested that the Four Lovers not record the song so he could "shop around" for a bigger act (and a better royalty deal) for the song (and ...
... Year Title Genre Label 1955 Otis Blackwell 1953-55 Blues, Rock Roll, R B Flyright 1978 These Are My Songs Blues, Rock Roll, R B Inner City 2005 1952-1954 Blues, Rock Roll, R B Classics R B ...
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