The Living Room is a throwback to another time, the closest thing to a real deal Juke Joint you will find in Los Angeles, conveniently located right off the 10 Freeway at Crenshaw Blvd, if you blink you’ll miss it. The large parking lot is around back and shared with Chef Marlyn’s Soul Food that always has a line out the front door ’cause the food is fantastic, as are the prices, you can even bring the food and enjoy it in the Living Room. The entrance for the Living Room is around back and you’ll need to ring the bell to get let in by Damin or Big John.
The Living Room has featured the likes of Mickey Champion, Chu Chu & The Lovely Band, Jamie Blues Boy Powell and Lady GG; fixtures of the South Central blues scene. The Living Room has a lot of great history and mojo with authentic Blues/R&B music. If you’re lucky you may get to rub elbows with some of the more colorful and snazzily dressed characters who tell great stories of the old South Central blues scene. The live music can be down right amazing and always the real deal. The jukebox is one of the best around filled with jazz/blues/soul/R&B like no other.
The Living Room — It’s always a good time !
Oklahoma Ollie – lead Guitar & vocals
Bobby Haynes Jr.- bass
Loud Lou Hinzo – drums
Greg “g” Wible – 2nd guitar
+ Special Guests
Every Wednesday Host Band at The Living Room Blues Jam
A well-seasoned veteran, Ollie has laid down his bass licks enhancing the musical talents of such notables and legends as: Etta James, Curtis Griffin, Lowell Fulson, Willie Mae Thornton, George Smith, JD Nicholson and Lil Johnny Adams – to name a few.
Before Ollie turned to playing lead guitar, he was a member of the legendary Phillip Walker Blues Band both from 1962 through 1965 and 1987 through 1989. In the interim years he toured the States as the bass player for various groups. A highlight of this time period was accompaning the Phillip Walker Band on their 1989 European tour. Ollie has also toured in Japan and looks forward to returning again in the future.
Oklahoma Ollie has now begun a new chapter in his career. Having formed his own group,the “Blues Stand Band”, he brings together all of his experience and showmanship to the stage. His CD “Good Man Around” is a collection of original songs that displays Ollie’s talents while singing and playing lead and bass guitar using a variety of blues stylings. Available on
Amazon –> http://amzn.com/B001Q2MRFM
CDBaby –> http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/oklahomaollie