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Clyde Otis

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Clyde Otis (September 11, 1924 – January 8, 2008), born in Prentiss, Mississippi, United States, was an American songwriter and record producer, best known for his collaboration with singer Brook Benton, and for being one of the first African-American A&R executives at a major label. [1]

44 relations: A Rockin' Good Way (to Mess Around and Fall in Love), African Americans, Aretha Franklin, Artists and repertoire, Baby (You've Got What It Takes), Billboard (magazine), Bobby Troup, Boll Weevil (song), Broken Hearted Melody, Brook Benton, Charlie Rich, Dinah Washington, Elvis Presley, Endlessly (Brook Benton song), Englewood, New Jersey, Grammy Award, It's Just a Matter of Time (song), Johnny Mathis, Kiddio, Liberty Records, Mercury Records, Mississippi, Music licensing, Nashville, Tennessee, Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole, New Jersey, New York City, Novelty song, Patti Page, Prentiss, Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi, Rhythm and Blues Foundation, Route 66 (song), Sarah Vaughan, So Many Ways (Brook Benton song), Sonny James, The Diamonds, The Record (Bergen County), The Stroll, This Bitter Earth, Timi Yuro, United States, What a Diff'rence a Day Made, World War II.

A Rockin' Good Way (to Mess Around and Fall in Love)

"A Rockin' Good Way (to Mess Around and Fall in Love)" is a song first recorded in 1958 by Priscilla Bowman, on the Abner Records label (ABNER DJ 1018).

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African Americans

African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.

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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter.

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Artists and repertoire

Artists and repertoire (A&R) is the division of a record label or music publishing company that is responsible for talent scouting and overseeing the artistic development of recording artists and songwriters.

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Baby (You've Got What It Takes)

"Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" is a 1950's song written by Clyde Otis, Murray Stein and Brook Benton.

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Billboard (magazine)

Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.

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Bobby Troup

Robert Wesley Troup Jr. (October 18, 1918 – February 7, 1999), known as Bobby Troup, was an American actor, jazz pianist, singer and songwriter.

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Boll Weevil (song)

"Boll Weevil" is a traditional blues song, also known by similar titles such as "Boweavil" or "Boll Weevil Blues".

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Broken Hearted Melody

"Broken Hearted Melody" is a popular song first published in 1958.

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Brook Benton

Brook Benton, born Benjamin Franklin Peay, (September 19, 1931 – April 9, 1988) was an American singer and songwriter who was popular with rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and pop music audiences during the late 1950s and early 1960s, when he scored hits such as "It's Just a Matter of Time" and "Endlessly", many of which he co-wrote.

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Charlie Rich

Charles Allan Rich (December 14, 1932July 25, 1995) was an American country music singer, songwriter, and musician.

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Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington (born Ruth Lee Jones; August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963) was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s".

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.

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Endlessly (Brook Benton song)

"Endlessly" is a 1959 single by Brook Benton.

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Englewood, New Jersey

Englewood is a city located in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.

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Grammy Award

A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.

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It's Just a Matter of Time (song)

"It's Just a Matter of Time" is a popular song written by Brook Benton, Clyde Otis and Belford Hendricks.

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Johnny Mathis

John Royce Mathis (born September 30, 1935) is an American singer of popular music.

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"Kiddio" is a 1960 R&B/pop song written by Brook Benton & Clyde Otis and released as a single by Brook Benton.

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Liberty Records

Liberty Records was a United States-based record label.

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Mercury Records

Mercury Records is an American-based record label owned by Universal Music Group.

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Mississippi is a state in the Southern United States, with part of its southern border formed by the Gulf of Mexico.

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Music licensing

Music licensing is the licensed use of copyrighted music.

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Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the seat of Davidson County.

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Nat King Cole

Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American jazz pianist and vocalist.

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Natalie Cole

Natalie Maria Cole (February 6, 1950 – December 31, 2015) was an American singer, voice actress, songwriter, and actress.

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New Jersey

New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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Novelty song

A novelty song is a comical or nonsensical song, performed principally for its comical effect.

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Patti Page

Clara Ann Fowler (November 8, 1927 – January 1, 2013), known by her stage name Patti Page, was an American singer of pop and country music.

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Prentiss, Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi

Prentiss is a town in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi.

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Rhythm and Blues Foundation

The Rhythm and Blues Foundation is an independent American nonprofit organization dedicated to the historical and cultural preservation of rhythm and blues music.

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Route 66 (song)

"(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66" is a popular rhythm and blues standard, composed in 1946 by American songwriter Bobby Troup.

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Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Lois Vaughan (March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990) was an American jazz singer.

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So Many Ways (Brook Benton song)

"So Many Ways" is a 1959 single by Brook Benton written by Bobby Stevenson.

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Sonny James

Jimmie Hugh Loden (May 1, 1928February 22, 2016), known professionally as Sonny James, was an American country music singer and songwriter best known for his 1957 hit, "Young Love".

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The Diamonds

The Diamonds are a Canadian vocal quartet that rose to prominence in the 1950s and early 1960s with 16 Billboard hit records.

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The Record (Bergen County)

The Record (colloquially called The Bergen Record or The Record of Hackensack) is a newspaper in North Jersey, United States.

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The Stroll

The Stroll was both a slow rock 'n' roll dance and a song that was popular in the late 1950s.

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This Bitter Earth

"This Bitter Earth" is a 1960 song made famous by rhythm and blues singer Dinah Washington.

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Timi Yuro

Rosemary Timothy Yuro (August 4, 1940 – March 30, 2004), professionally known as Timi Yuro, was an American singer and songwriter.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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What a Diff'rence a Day Made

"What a Diff'rence a Day Made", also recorded as "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes", is a popular song originally written in Spanish by María Grever, a Mexican songwriter, in 1934 with the title "Cuando vuelva a tu lado" ("When I Return to Your Side").

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde_Otis

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