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Old 03-05-2008, 09:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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shuggie otis is one of the sadly overlooked soul artists of the early 70's. the album inspiration information from 74 that he played all the instruments on (sans horns and strings which he arranged) is one of the greatest records ever made. its the soul opus. the pet sounds of funk. i think it was sly stone who heard that record and contemplated quitting music. he was a prodigy who could play with the best of em in the time of hendrix. turned down the opportunity to join the rolling stones for the spot that ended up going to mick taylor. played bass for frank zappa.

anyone else know him?
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, true enough. I really, really enjoy Inspiration Information, but haven't gotten around to anything else. I need to.
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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He's one of the best under-rated guitarists I've ever heard and Inspiration Information is an improvisational masterpiece imo

Strawberry Letter 23 is such a great song, one of the few that seems to accommodate whatever mood I'm in.
And is it just me or are there exact echoes of it in that Outkast's Ms Jackson?
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Old 12-03-2008, 05:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Does anyone know if Shuggie is still playing?
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