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Irony is a part of life. Though the music business may at times have nothing to do with "real" life, irony is a part of the biz. Just ask singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist Shuggie Otis. Shuggie Otis, for those not familiar with him through David Byrne's heroic disinterment of his 1974 album, Inspiration Information or through his authorship of the wonderful Strawberry Letter 23 – is the son of legendary R 'n' B bandleader Johnny Otis. A musical prodigy he was playing with his father by the time he was 13 and from the word go displayed an uncanny mastery of the blues guitar.
"Shuggie Otis should have been a West Coast superstar, a genius, a musical wizard of the highest order." – Patrick Forge of Da Lata
"Otis’ smooth, trippy soul-funk opus, Inspiration Information . . . reveals an expansive creativity that appeared unlimited – maybe even a Prince-size talent in the making."
– Rolling Stone
"You know the feeling you get from Sly Stone’s Fresh, Prince’s For You, or D’Angelo’s Brown Sugar . . . Inspiration Information is a lot like that. A bona fide buried treasure."
– Vibe Magazine