Dapper Cats, Groovy Tunes & Hot Guitars (Legendary Dig Masters, Vol. 3) Our third dip into the vaults of Johnny Otis" Dig label, this time showcasing the fine R & B talent that recorded at his studio during the mid-50s. Blues guitar greats like Johnny Guitar Watson, Jimmy Nolen and Pete Lewis rub shoulders with R&B duos like Tony Allen & Barbara, Jessie & Joyce and singing pianists such as Ray Johnson, Devonia Williams and Richard Lewis. Of note, here, are Jimmy Nolen"s
Jimmy"s Jive , which Ray Topping identifies as a formative influence on the young Otis Rush, and unreleased Henry Strogin material. Otis was a barometer for the whole Los Angeles music scene and these sides by dapper cats, groovy tune-smiths and hot guitarists capture the Black Music melting pot that was the West Coast of the 1950s.