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Topic - Otis Matthews
Johnny Otis, the "godfather of rhythm and blues" who wrote and recorded the R&B classic "Willie and the Hand Jive" and for decades evangelized black music to white audiences as a bandleader and radio host, has died. He was 90.
He later wrote "Every Beat of My Heart," which was a hit for Gladys Knight & the Pips.
"The music isn't just the notes, it's the culture _ the way grandma cooked, the way grandpa told stories, the way the kids walked and talked," he once said.