#304 Shuggie Otis – Inspiration Information

Shuggie Otis is a virtually unknown artist to me. I found out that he wrote the hit song “Strawberry Letter 23”, which became a hit for The Brothers Johnson in 1977. Otis was of age during this recording so he took control and even produced the album himself. This is psychedelic soul.

The album is so smooth. If I was listening to it on a stereo, then I would expect it to fall off the turner. There are quite a few instrumentals which are nice sounding. The songs I like are: “Inspiration Information“, “Island Letter“, Aht Uh Mi Hed” and “Pling“. The whole album is worth a listen to if you are in the mood for some soul. This is a nighttime album. Otis has a smooth vocal so I am not sure why he was not more famous. 7.9/10.


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