Monday, July 25, 2011

Amoeba Find: Shuggie Otis

Found this in the Blues section at Amoeba.  On the 1974 album "Inspiration Information" not only did Shuggie Otis write, arrange and sing the songs but he played most of the instruments too.  This release also includes four songs from 1971's "Freedom Flight", made when he was just 18.  Take a listen to "Strawberry Letter 23" from that album:

Shuggie plays the blues, sure, but he takes his music in so many other directions.  Brilliant.  Back in the day he was offered Mick Taylor's job in the Stones but he refused them.  I've heard a rumor that he's set to release a new album this year, his first in 37 years...

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