Little Arthur Matthews

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Little Arthur Matthews, singer/comedian and long-time member with the Johnny Otis show, is name-checked on the cover of "Freak Out!" (1966) under the heading "These People Have Contributed Materially In Many Ways To Make Our Music What It Is. Please Do Not Hold It Against Them". Originally worked as Dope in the comedy duo Mope and Dope. Later he worked with Skillet of Skillet and Leroy Fame. Matthew was a good blues singer and cut "I'm Gonna Whale On You" with the Otis Band for Federal in 1955. In 1956 he cut the rocking "Hot Diggety Dog" as "Bad Bad Bulldog" for Dig 117.