Otis, Shuggie

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Otis, Shuggie - Here Comes Shuggie Otis Here Comes Shuggie Otis
Soul Used - LP BN 26511 Epic
Stunning 1970 Yellow Label Original In Shrink Wrap. 1E/1A Stampers. “The Debut Album By The Guitarist And Songwriter, Issued By Columbia, When Shuggie Was Only 18. The Album Is Evenly Divided Between Vocal Tunes And Instrumentals. The Cast For These Sessions Included Johnny, Wilton Felder, Stix Hooper, Bassist Al McKibbon, Preston Love, Jackie Kelso, Plas Johnson, And A String Section. "Oxford Gray," The Album's Opener, Is An Instrumental Written By Johnny, Shuggie, Felder, And Hooper. Unlike Anything That Ever Came Before It, It's A Baroque Blues Tune That Features Shuggie Playing Both Electric And Acoustic Bottleneck Slide, A Harpsichord, Strings, And A Groovy Little Backbeat That Walks The Edge Of Blues And Funk. It Feels Like A Suite Because Of Its Many Composed Sections, But Shuggie's Guitar Is Pure Improvisational Poetry. This Is Followed By The Beautiful, Psychedelic Pop Of "Jennie Lee." Shuggie's Vocals Weren't Quite There, And Were Still Somewhat Tentative, But His Gorgeous, Albert King-Inflected Guitar Solo Is Right In The Pocket, And Stands In Wonderful Contrast To His Acoustic String In The Verses. The Horns Are Restrained And Regal, And The Textural Palette Of The Cut Is Lush And Spacious. There Is Plenty Of Rootsy Playing Here Too, Such As On "Bootie Cooler," A Stax-Styled Blues Groove, And The Name-Dropping Shimmy And Shake Of "Shuggie's Boogie," The Wig-Tightening Funk Of "Hurricane," And The Reverentially Gritty "Gospel Groove." It Closes With A Modern Soul Rocker Called "Baby I Needed You," With A Killer Hook In The Refrain. “ Thom Jurek, AMG.... more details
 
Otis, Shuggie - Freedom Flight Freedom Flight
Pop Used - LP E 30752 Epic
1971 Original In Shrink Wrap.... more details
 
Otis, Shuggie - Inspiration Information Inspiration Information
Soul Used - LP KE 33059 Epic
Rare 1974 Orange Label Original With Radio Station Timing Strip On Cover. Jacket Has Slight Ring Wear, LP Appears Unplayed. If Jacket Perfect, $100.... more details
 
Otis, Shuggie - Freedom Flight Freedom Flight
Soul Used - LP E 30752 Epic
Rare 1971 Original Yellow Label With 1B/1B Stampers. Appears Glossy, Unplayed. Jacket Is NM. “Produced By Shuggie's Father, R&B Legend Johnny Otis, The Album Features Seven Stellar, Genre Bending Cuts, Most Of Which Were Written Or Co-Written By Shuggie. He Not Only Arranged The Date, He Played Everything From Guitars And Bass Organ To Various Percussion Instruments. Additional Musicians Include Wilton Felder, Stix Hooper, Aynsley Dunbar, Preston Love, George Duke, And A Trio Of Backing Vocalists -- Clydie King, Venetta Field, And Shirley Matthews -- All Of Whom Would Grace Bob Dylan's Street Legal A Few Years Later. The Influence Of Jimi Hendrix Is Everywhere. Not So Much In Shuggie's Playing, But In Its Texture And Production. He And Johnny Had Obviously Spent A Lot Of Time Listening To Axis: Bold As Love And Electric Ladyland. In Addition, The Recordings Of Taj Mahal, Fred Mcdowell, And Frank Zappa Figure In Here, Too. Freedom Flight Boasts Shuggie's Single Greatest Composition: "Strawberry Letter 23," A Monster Platinum Single For The Brothers Johnson. But It's Shuggie's Version That Stands The Test Of Time Best. "Me And My Woman," Is One Of The Funkiest Blues Tunes Ever Recorded, With Its Dirty Keyboard Bassline That George Clinton Stole Wholesale Three Years Later. In Addition, Two Long Instrumental Works That End The Album, "Purple" (Just Try To Convince Someone That Prince Didn't Listen To This Tune In Particular, And This Album In General, Over And Over Again Before Forming His Aesthetic), And The Title Tracks Are Visionary And Expansive With Jaw-Droppingly Virtuoso Guitar Playing That Is So Tastefully, Soulfully, And Elegantly Executed It' Still Hard To Believe After All These Decades That A 15 Year Old Ever Played Them: Stevie Ray Vaughan Had Nothing On Shuggie. Freedom Flight Is Just As Important As Inspiration Information. It's A Bit Rawer, Not Quite As Lush, But It Is Every Bit As Visionary And Groundbreaking.” Thom Jurek, AMG.... more details
 
Otis, Shuggie - Introducing Shuggie Otis Introducing Shuggie Otis
Soul New - LP 88691944331 Epic
Sealed 2013 Record Store Day Limited Edition 180gm Audiophile Vinyl Compilation With Custom Hype Sticker On Shrink. 10 Of His Most Iconic Songs.... more details
 
Otis, Shuggie - In Session Information In Session Information
Soul New - LP 509 RPM
Sealed 2002 Vinyl. Otis' 1974 Release, "Inspiration Information," Was Recorded At Sessions During The Period Of 1972-1974. Before, During And After This Period Shuggie Otis Continued To Work As A Session Musician Party For His Father's (Johnny Otis) Ongoing Productions At His Own Hawk Sound Studios, Where Much Of Information Inspiration Was Recorded. This Record, In Session Information, Is The Best Of The Sessions Shuggie Recorded Around The Same Period In The Same Studio And With Many Of The Same Sidemen. The Specific Project Johnny Otis Had Embarked Upon Was To Record Some Of The Pioneers Of R&B In A Modern Context For Release On The Blues Spectrum Label Series. Shuggie Was Used As Session Guitarist, Pianist, Arranger And Writer.... more details
 
Otis, Shuggie - Introducing Shuggie Otis Introducing Shuggie Otis
Soul New - LP 88691944331 Epic
Sealed, Limited Edition, Numbered Record Store Day Exclusive 180gm Original With Custom Hype Sticker On Shrink. Features 10 Of His Most Iconic Songs. This Is Number 0765.... more details
 

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