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Clyde Otis (1924–2008)

Music producer and songwriter Clyde Otis was born in 1924 in the small rural town of Prentice, Mississippi. Clyde's early exposure to music was very limited (his family didn't even own a radio), although he did begin playing drums in his teenage years. Otis first became involved with music during his stint in the Marines, where he met "Route 66" ... See full bio »

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Shutter Island
Shutter Island Soundtrack
Boogie Nights
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American Graffiti
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 2014/III The Gambler (writer: "This Bitter Earth")
 2014 The Connection (writer: "This Bitter Earth / On the Nature of Daylight")
 2014 My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Inappropriate Adult (2014) ... (writer: "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" - uncredited)
 2014 Love Is Strange (writer: "(Baby) You've Got What it Takes")
 2013 Bad Grandpa (writer: "Think Twice (Version X)")
 2010 Shutter Island (writer: "THIS BITTER EARTH" (1960))
 2009 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Top 14 Perform (2009) ... (writer: "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)")
 2008 Nights in Rodanthe (writer: "A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love)")
 2007 My Blueberry Nights (writer: "Looking Back")
 2005 Rumor Has It... (writer: "Baby, You've Got What It Takes")
 2002 Two Weeks Notice (writer: "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)")
 2002 Dahmer (writer: "You're Movin' Me")
 1999 All the Rage (writer: "Have a Little Mercy")
 1998 Finding Graceland (writer: "Kiddio" - as Clyde Lovern Otis)
 1997 My Son the Fanatic (writer: "A Rockin' Good Way" - as Otis)
 1997 Boogie Nights (writer: "It's Just a Matter of Time")
 1996 The Last Days of Frankie the Fly (lyrics: "It's Just a Matter of Time" - as Otis) / (music: "It's Just a Matter of Time" - as Otis)
 1996 Beautiful Girls (writer: "The Stroll")
 1995 All Men Are Liars (writer: "A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love)")
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Reform School Girl (1994) ... (writer: "The Stroll")
 1994 Reform School Girl (TV Movie) (writer: "The Stroll")
 1994 Blue Sky (writer: " (Baby) You've Got What It Takes")
 1992 Consenting Adults (lyrics: "Looking Back", "I'm Too Far Gone To Turn Around") / (music: "Looking Back", "I'm Too Far Gone To Turn Around")
 1989 Skin Deep (writer: "It's Just a Matter of Time" - as C. Otis)
 1987 Young Love: Lemon Popsicle 7 (writer: "A Rockin' Good Way")
 1986 Peggy Sue Got Married (writer: "The Stroll")
 1986 Night of the Creeps (writer: "The Stroll")
 1984 Fame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Heart of Rock 'N' Roll (1984) ... (writer: "The Stroll")
 1983 The Big Score (lyrics: "If You Want Me To Sing Me (I'll Be A Song)") / (music: "If You Want Me To Sing Me (I'll Be A Song)") / (writer: "Glow Love")
 1978 Killer of Sheep (writer: "This Bitter Earth")
 1976 Pipe Dreams (writer: "Ties That Bind")
 1973 American Graffiti (writer: "The Stroll")
 1971 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- History of Country Music: Part 2 (1971) ... (writer: "Endlessly")
 1966 The Go!! Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.117 (1966) ... (writer: "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.21 (1965) ... (writer: "The Boil Weevil Song")
- Episode #1.19 (1965) ... (writer: "What's a Matter Baby (Is It Hurting You?)")
 1964 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.12 (1964) ... (writer: "Ain't That Lovin' You, Baby")
 1960 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #13.11 (1960) ... (writer: "Kiddio" - uncredited)
 1958 Country Music Holiday (writer: "Goodbye, My Darlin'", "Don't Walk Away from Me", "Ninety-Nine Percent")
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Songwriter: Wrote "The Stroll", a hit for The Diamonds.

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