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Willie And The Hand Jive
Composer: Johnny Otis

Willie And The Hand Jive was performed by the Grateful Dead a handful of times in the mid-1980's. The song was also performed by Phil & Friends, Robert Hunter solo, Kingfish, and the New Riders Of The Purple Sage.

The song was originally released by Johnny Otis on a single in 1958. This reached #9 in the Billboard charts and subsequently Johnny Otis released follow-up songs 'Willie Did The Cha Cha' and 'Hand Jive One More Time'.



Grateful Dead

There are no officially released Grateful Dead recordings.


New Riders Of The Purple Sage

info Powerglide, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 1972
info Wasted Tasters, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 1998
info Ridin' with Panama Red, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 2000
info The New Riders Of The Purple Sage / Powerglide, The New Riders Of The Purple Sage, 2002
info Worcester, MA, 4/4/1973, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 2003
info Boston Music Hall, 12/5/1972, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 2003
info Veneta, 8/27/1972, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 2004
info Stonybrook, NY 03/17/1973, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 2007
info Instant Armadillo Blues: Best of 1971-1975, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, 2011
info Original Album Classics, The New Riders Of The Purple Sage, 2017
info Thanksgiving In New York City, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 2019

Other recordings

This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

no info Single (Willie And The Hand Jive / Ring-A-Ling), The Johnny Otis Show, 1958
no info EP, The Johnny Otis Show, 1958
no info Juke Box Rhythm Soundtrack, Various Artists (Johnny Otis), 1959
no info Best Of The Beats, Sandy Nelson, 1963
no info Single (Willie And The Hand Jive / Willie Did The Cha Cha), The Johnny Otis Show, 1963
no info Single (Take Sadie Out To The Country / Willie And The Hand Jive), Johnny Carver, 1969
no info Rock Reflections, Crickets, 1971
info Good And Dusty, The Youngbloods, 1971
no info Live At Monterey, Johnny Otis, 1971
no info The Bunch, The Bunch, 1972
info Blue Suede Shoes, Johnny Rivers, 1973
no info 461 Ocean Boulevard, Eric Clapton, 1974
info Moses Live, Moses, 1974
no info Great Rhythm and Blues Vol. 3, Johhny Otis, 1982
no info Rock 'N' Roll Revue, Johnny Otis Show, 1982
info View From The House, Kim Carnes, 1988
info Capitol Records 50th Anniversary, Various Artists (Johnny Otis), 1992
info Super Oldies Vol. 6, Various Artists (Johnny Otis), 1992?
info Relix Magazine 20th Anniversary, Various Artists, 1994
no info Off The Floor Live!, Amos Garrett, 1996
info 5th, Lee Michaels, 1996
no info All-Time Greatest Hits, Johnny Rivers, 1998
no info Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s, Various Artists (Johnny Otis), 1999
info L.A. Reggae / Blue Suede Shoes, Johnny Rivers, 2005
no info Blowing the Fuse: 31 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1958, Various Artists (Johnny Otis), 2006
info Blue Rose Christmas Party, Blue Rose Rockestra, 2009?
info Crystal Bay Live, David Nelson Band, 2010?

 
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