Very Best of J. Othello
Jeffrey Othello is an internationally know Author, Activist, Songwriter, and Musician. A professional musician since 1990, he was the founder and leader of the all-Black rock bands 'The Wanted' and 'Othello's Revenge'. In 1991 he performed on both the Lollapalooza and Gathering of the Tribes festival tours, as well as being featured in a MTV 30-minute News Special entitled 'Racism: Points of View', which ran from 1991-1992. A tireless performer, he toured and traveled nationally and internationally throughout the 1990s, and in 2002, was nominated for a JPF Songwriter Award. Also in 2002, he signed a licensing deal with producers Bunim-Murray, to provide music for MTV shows like THE REAL WORLD and ROAD RULES. Recently, he was featured in a 2003 exhibit at the National Broadcast Museum, chronicling his work on MTV and his views on racism in the music industry. In 2004, he wrote the book 'The Soul of Rock 'N Roll'. One of the most entertaining and culturally important books of it's kind, The Soul of Rock 'N Roll follows the careers of top African American recording artists in the rock music genre from 1950 to present. It examines how African Americans set the sound, style and performance standards for the last 50-years of popular music, took the spirit of social and economic empowerment to a whole new level, and lead the way toward multicultural acceptance and diversity in modern music. From Chuck Berry and Tina Turner to Rick James and Janet Jackson, this book exemplifies over 60 different artists and celebrates the powerful influence of African Americans on popular music and culture. A former Monk, and scholar of Education, Theology and Political Science, J. Othello holds Masters Degrees in Educational Leadership and Religious Studies. JEFFREY OTHELLO CDs Available @ CD Baby & iTUNES: THE VERY BEST OF J. OTHELLO (1996 - 2003) THE VERY BEST OF J. OTHELLO II (1990 - 2000) THE VERY BEST OF J. OTHELLO III (1987 - 2007) THE VERY BEST OF J. OTHELLO IV - ACOUSTIC.