Musical renaissance man and Vallejo native Johnny Otis, often called the Godfather of R&B, died on Tuesday. His death was followed, this morning, by that of legendary R&B singer Etta James, whom Otis happened to have discovered and produced, and who lived in San Francisco’s Fillmore district as a kid.

The California Report’s Scott Shafer talks to pop music critic Steve Hochman and jazz reviewer Andrew Gilbert in a report on these two giants musical giants. Listen below…

Audio: The California Report on Johnny Otis and Etta James
:http://ww2.kqed.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2012/01/johnnyandetta.mp3|titles=johnnyandetta

You can also listen to Cy Musiker’s report on Johnny Otis from yesterday…

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