Known mostly via the Brothers Johnson's smash version of his psychedelic-soul fantasia "Strawberry Letter 23," R&B renegade Shuggie Otis recorded with heavyweights like Frank Zappa as a teen but fell out of favor with the music industry by his early twenties. This reissue pairs his metaphysically funky 1974 masterpiece, Inspiration Information, with a similarly spacey unreleased LP cut between 1975 and 2000 that positions this multi-instrumentalist as a missing link between Sly, Jimi, Stevie, Prince and Frank Ocean. Start with "Aht Uh Mi Hed," a beatbox symphony so uplifting you may feel your feet leaving the ground.
Inspiration Information/Wings of Love
- Inspiration Information/Wings of Love
- Shuggie Otis
- Sony Legacy
From The Archives Issue 1183: May 23, 2013
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