Inspiration Information: Opaque Metalic Silver Vinyl LP
Shuggie Otis

Inspiration Information: Opaque Metalic Silver Vinyl LP

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Label: Get On Down
Release Date: 5th July

Shuggie was 21 when this was released and he was already a seasoned veteran stage musician and studio bod, a child prodigy and protege of his father the RnB legend Johnny Otis who more than lived up to the weight of expectation. His third album 'Inspiration Information' is produced and performed almost entirely by Shuggie and sees him add a drum machine to his trademark liquid funk grooves, only Sly was doing that stuff at the time, he was shooting for greatness and would only be recognised for it later in life.

Inspiration Information Is Presented In An Opaque Metalic Silver Pressing. Well before Shuggie Otis cut his debut album, musicianship and performance had long been a part of his life. The son of rhythm and blues legend Johnny Otis, Shuggie learned to play guitar as early as the age of two, and performed professionally with his father's band at eleven. Throughout his long and illustrious career he

performed on records for the likes of Frank Zappa, Al Kooper, Etta James, and George Duke, to name a few. Despite only moderate success upon its initial release, Shuggie Otis' third album Inspiration Information turned into underground smash decades later and has since maintained a level of cult status normally reserved for mysterious, unearthed legends like Sixto Rodriguez or Lee Fields. Inspiration Information is also noteworthy among Shuggie's other releases, as it was entirely self-produced, as opposed to being overseen by his father Johnny Otis. Shuggie's signature blend of baroque funk is on full display, but with a heavy dosage of psychedelic soul blended in, resulting in an album that's equally swarthy, lush, funky, and emotional; gathering all the best bits of Marvin Gaye, Love, Miles Davis, and even Os Mutantes. Inspiration Information is more than worthy of all acclaim awarded to it, despite the delayed reverence.

A1. Inspiration / Information
A2. Island Letter
A3. Sparkle City
A4. Aht Uh Mi Hed
B1. Happy House
B2. Rainy Day
B3. XL-30
B4. Pling!
B5. Not Available

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