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LP released: Jul 29, 2022
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Tracklisting:
1. Inspiration / Information
2. Island Letter
3. Sparkle City
4. Aht Uh Mi Hed
5. Happy House
6. Rainy Day
7. Xl-30
8. Pling!
9. Not Available
SHUGGIE OTIS
INSPIRATION INFORMATION (OPAQUE METALLIC SILVER)
Label: GET ON DOWN
Cat No: GET51465LP
Barcode: 664425146516
Packaging: LP Regular

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.

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