Monday, October 01, 2007

Oodles Of Doodles CCLXXXVIII

Just a few minutes ago, I posted a doodle from a Johnny Maddox LP. A quick internet search turned up some information about him, some claiming that he was also known as Crazy Otto. So, if Maddox is Crazy Otto, then who's the guy that released several records on Decca as Crazy Otto? Maddox was friends with the founder of Dot, and recorded for them, so surely he wouldn't have recorded LPs for Decca. I'm going to have to do some more research. But in the meantime, here's a groovy little doodle from the back of Crazy Otto's Back In Town (Decca DL 8627). On this LP, the liner notes claim Crazy Otto is one Fritz Schulz-Reichel, "a not-so-crazy German piano virtuoso and composer." Hmmmm, that name sounds like it could be made up, but I don't know... Well, looks like Schulz-Reichel may have been the original Crazy Otto, or Schrager Otto in German. He had a hit with The Crazy Otto Medley. I'm satisfied, how about you?

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