John Davenport

Real Name:
Otis Blackwell
Profile:
John Davenport is an alias used by American pianist, singer and songwriter Otis Blackwell (born February 16, 1931, Brooklyn, New York, USA – died May 6, 2002, Nashville, Tennessee, USA). He used the alias for the writing credits of his first hit song, the Little Willie John performed "Fever", which he co-wrote with Eddie Cooley. Credited to his real name he later penned such hits as "All Shook Up", Great Balls Of Fire", "Don't Be Cruel" and many more.
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1079 Here Goes My Heart To You / Lovely Girl — John Davenport The Cardinals (2) Lovely Girl (as Davenport) The Cardinals (2) - Here Goes My Heart To You / Lovely Girl Atlantic 1079 US 1955 Sell This Version
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4G-0177 One More TIme / I Can't Help Myself — John Davenport Varetta Dillard One More Time Varetta Dillard - One More TIme / I Can't Help Myself(7") Groove (3) 4G-0177 US 1956 Sell This Version
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45-12261 It Ain't Right / Everything's All Right — John Davenport The Lamplighters Everything's All Right The Lamplighters - It Ain't Right / Everything's All Right Federal (5) 45-12261 US 1956 Sell This Version
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4869 Right Around The Corner / When You Walked Through The Door — John Davenport The "5" Royales* When You Walked Through The Door The "5" Royales* - Right Around The Corner / When You Walked Through The Door(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 4869 US 1956 Sell This Version
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4X-0248 Jibba Jab / I'm A Big Boy Now — John Davenport Tic And Toc* With Howard Biggs And His Orch.* I'm A Big Boy Now Tic And Toc* With Howard Biggs And His Orch.* - Jibba Jab / I'm A Big Boy Now Vik 4X-0248 Germany 1956 Sell This Version
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LP564 Fever — John Davenport Little Willie John Fever (as Davenport) Little Willie John - Fever (Album) Regency (2) LP564 Canada 1956 Sell This Version
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45-1103 I Won't Make You Cry Anymore / The End Of The Story — John Davenport The Cardinals (2) I Won't Make You Cry Anymore (as Davenport) The Cardinals (2) - I Won't Make You Cry Anymore / The End Of The Story (Single) Atlantic 45-1103 US 1956 Sell This Version
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45-244 Please Play My Song / I Sit In My Window — John Davenport The Four Fellows I Sit In My Window The Four Fellows - Please Play My Song / I Sit In My Window(7") Glory 45-244 US 1956 Sell This Version
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4935, 5083 Fever / Uh Uh Baby (No No Baby) — John Davenport Little Willie John Fever (as Davenport) Little Willie John - Fever / Uh Uh Baby (No No Baby) (Single) King Records (3), King Records (3) 4935, 5083 US 1956 Sell This Version
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4373 Fever / Letter From My Darling — John Davenport Little Willie John Fever (as Davenport) Little Willie John - Fever / Letter From My Darling (Single) Quality 4373 Canada 1956 Sell This Version
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F3455 Peace and Love / My Pigeon's Gone — John Davenport The Five Keys With Howard Biggs' Music* My Pigeon's Gone The Five Keys With Howard Biggs' Music* - Peace and Love / My Pigeon's Gone(7", Mono, Promo) Capitol Records F3455 US 1956 Sell This Version
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103 Fever / Who Spins The Wheel — John Davenport Sandra Meade Fever (as Davenport) Sandra Meade - Fever / Who Spins The Wheel(7", Single) Calvert 103 US 1956 Sell This Version
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4G-0152 I'm Gonna Tell My Daddy / Cherry Blossom — John Davenport Varetta Dillard With The Four Students Cherry Blossom Varetta Dillard With The Four Students - I'm Gonna Tell My Daddy / Cherry Blossom(7", Single) Groove (3) 4G-0152 US 1956 Sell This Version
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45-4911 She's Mine / I Had To Come Back To You — John Davenport Joe Tex She's Mine (as Davenport) Joe Tex - She's Mine / I Had To Come Back To You(7", Single) King Records (3) 45-4911 US 1956 Sell This Version
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4G-0149 Jamboree / My Pigeon's Gone — John Davenport Charles Calhoun With The Four Students My Pigeon's Gone Charles Calhoun With The Four Students - Jamboree / My Pigeon's Gone(7", Single) Groove (3) 4G-0149 US 1956 Sell This Version
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45-HL-U-8478 I Sit In My Window / Lonely Chair — John Davenport Jimmy Gavin I Sit In My Window (as Davenport) Jimmy Gavin - I Sit In My Window / Lonely Chair (Single) Cameo 45-HL-U-8478 UK 1957 Sell This Version
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71168X45 I Sit In My Window — John Davenport The Crew-Cuts* I Sit In My Window (as John R. Davenport) The Crew-Cuts* - I Sit In My Window(7", Single) Mercury 71168X45 US 1957 Sell This Version
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R-25014 Kay Martin And Her Bodyguards — John Davenport Kay Martin And Her Bodyguards* Fever (as Davenport) Kay Martin And Her Bodyguards* - Kay Martin And Her Bodyguards (Album) Roulette R-25014 US 1957 Sell This Version
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9-30475 Fever / Malaguena — John Davenport Earl Grant Fever (as Johnny Davenport) Earl Grant - Fever / Malaguena (Single) Decca 9-30475 US 1957 Sell This Version
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45-POP 391 I Sit In My Window / Wait For Me, My Love (Look Away, Look Away) — John Davenport Russ Miller (4) I Sit In My Window (as John R. Davenport) Russ Miller (4) - I Sit In My Window / Wait For Me, My Love (Look Away, Look Away) (Single) VIP (10) 45-POP 391 Netherlands 1957 Sell This Version
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12 140 Fever / Ol' Man River — John Davenport Earl Grant Fever (as Davenport) Earl Grant - Fever / Ol' Man River(7") Brunswick 12 140 Germany 1957 Sell This Version
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E.58X45 Fever / The End — John Davenport Earl Grant Fever (as Johnny Davenport) Earl Grant - Fever / The End(7", Single) Echo Records (16) E.58X45 Hong Kong 1957 Sell This Version
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87 Poor Little Fool / Fever — John Davenport Sy Chap / Dottie Marshall Fever (as Davenport) Sy Chap / Dottie Marshall - Poor Little Fool / Fever Bell Records 87 USA & Canada 1958 Sell This Version
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WB 303 Fever — John Davenport Maureen Evans Fever (as Davenport) Maureen Evans - Fever Embassy WB 303 UK 1958 Sell This Version
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10 160 The End — John Davenport Earl Grant Fever (as Davenport) Earl Grant - The End (EP) Brunswick, Brunswick 10 160 France 1958 Sell This Version