Otis Jackson

Otis Jackson

BandR&BAdult Contemporary

Contemporary sound with 'old school' flavor, Otis Jackson's vocalizations are as smooth as golden syrup accompanied by an eight piece band and 3 background singers, fusing together R&B, funk and generous dollops of soul.

Biography

Otis Jackson is a Balladeer.
Otis Jackson was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and moved to Oxnard, California with his family when he was a young boy. While attending school, he sang in the choir, the A Cappella choir, and also sang lead in the church choir. As a teen, he entered several talent shows, singing R&B and ballads, winning top honors each time. He soon was noticed and wooed by several record labels, including Double Shot and Motown, signing with Royal Crest Records and recording “Lease On My Heart”.
Otis has performed on shows and toured extensively throughout the United States with several popular acts. The Whispers, Ike and Tina Turner, O C Smith, Lou Rawls, Charles Wright and the 103rd Street Watts Band are a few of the acts with which he has performed. He was signed with Mega Records and recorded “Message To The Ghetto”. He toured for a few more years and made the unselfish decision to take a sabbatical from music to help raise his family. When his sons were teens and showed an interest in the field of entertainment, Otis started an independent record label, Crate Diggas Palace Records (CDP Records), invested in his sons and their crew (the Lootpack (inclusive of Madlib, Wild Child and DJ Romes), Oh No, Declaime, Kankick, Medaphoar, God’s Gift, and Kazi) and helped to groom and guide their development in the music of their choice, Underground Hip Hop.
Now that his sons, Madlib and Oh No the Disrupt, are on their own and doing well with their producing, rapping and DJ’ing, Otis and his wife, Sinesca Faddis-Jackson, have completed a collection of R&B love songs beautifully encapsulated in an album entitled “The Art of Love”. His two sons, Madlib and Oh No the Disrupt, who have produced and performed nationally and globally and are well known in the Underground Hip Hop genre all over the world, were asked by Otis to join in the project and produce their creative remixes of a couple of songs to be featured on the album. “The Art of Love” was created from this family collaboration.
His powerful voice resonates with silky, smooth soul inspired by legendary artists like Barry White and Isaac Hayes. Otis takes this classic balladeer style and incorporates it with a fusion of funky base lines and melodic guitar to soothe the senses. Otis Jackson is now poised to burst out of obscurity with this collection of love songs.

Discography

"Lease on my Heart" single 7" vinyl on Royal Crest Records
"Turn Out the Lights" single 7" vinyl on Cal-Full Records
"Message to the Ghetto" single 7" vinyl on Mega Records
"It's All The Same" EP 12" vinyl on CDP Records
"Otis Jackson, The Art of Love" CD album on CDP Records

"Don't Ya' Know (It's Gettin' Better)" from "The Art of Love"
#29 Top 100/FMQB/ACQB New Music Weekly Magazine
#9 Adult Comtemporary 40 New Music Weekly Magazine
#7 Indie AC/Hot AC New Music Weekly Magazine
#20 Mainstream Artist Chart Independent Music Network
North America Radio Stations:
WMJJ, Birmingham, AL
KCSB-FM, Santa Barbara, CA
WANM-FM, Tallahassee, FL
KTRN, Pine Bluff, AR in the top 5
WLEX, Lexington, KY in the top 5
KEHK, Eugene, OR
KWYO, Cheyenne, WY
KUJZ, Grants Pass, OR
KGY, Olympia, WA
WTGA, Thomaston, GA
KONI, Lahaina, HI
KZWY, Sheridan, WY
KKRB, Klammoth Falls, OR
KCHE, Cherokee, OH
KFEG, Springfield, OR
WOCO, Green Bay, WI
WMVA, Martinsville, VA
KQCR, Hampton, IA
KOJM, Havre, MT
WJTW, Connersville, OH
WMOZ, Marietta, OH
KDAA, Rolla, MO
WJDR, New Philadelphia, OH
WJER, Dover, O
KIXR, Ponco City, OK
KEAO, Maui, HI
KDEL, Arkadelphia, AR
WWIS, Black River Falls, WI
WLQK, Cookeville, TN
WHUR-FM, Washington, DC
Neoreal Media, Nashville, TN
WCVF-FM, Fredonia, NY
KVMR FM, Nevada City, CA
KMUD, KMUE, KLAI FM, Redway, CA
KUMD-FM, Duluth, MN

International Radio Stations:
JAZZ RADIO-FM, Poland
Radio Kanal, Germany
Celtica Radio, UK
TripleU-FM, Australia
BRTO Radio, Netherlands
FM Urquiza 91.7, Argentina
Radio Holstebro, Denmark
Triple H-FM, Australia
Vibes 90.6 FM, UK
Radio MDM, France
Dutch Coast Radio, Netherlands
Minsk Radio, Belarus
Radio Vilafant, Spain
ILR Television and Radio, Australia
Jazz Action, Australia
Zeitgeist/MetalUK, UK
GeorgeFM, New Zealand
94.1 FM RADIO 2, Macedonia
GRS Radio, Ukraine

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Set List

original songs:
Look What You Have Done
Come Into My Dreams
We Can Work It Out
With You On My Side
Just a Few Minutes More
Let Our Love Grow
Don't Ya' Know It's Gettin' Better
What Would You Say, Girl?
It's All the Same
Message to the Ghetto
Beggin' for a Broken Heart
Covers:
My Girl
Love and Happiness
Easy
Come Over to my Place
Stormy Monday
By the Time I Get to Phoenix
The Look of Love
Turn Out the Lights
You're My Everything
45 minutes to an hour with an average 9-10 songs