Tag Archives: Shuggie Otis

RUNNING THE VOODOO DOWN 2: PSYCHROCKFUNKSOULJAZZ 1965-77 

Running The Voodoo Down Volume 2-Psychrockfunksouljazz 1965-77 Label: TAD. Release Date: ‘9th’ November 2018. Just nineteen months after the release of the critically acclaimed Running The Voodoo Down compilation, the much-anticipated follow-up Running The Voodoo Down Volume 2  will be released on the ‘9th’ November 2018 by TAD. Running The Voodoo Down Volume 2 has …

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SHUGGIE OTIS-FREEDOM FLIGHT.

SHUGGIE OTIS-FREEDOM FLIGHT. What’s the best way to describe Shuggie Otis? A musical virtuoso. So is vastly underrated. That’s a good start. Certainly Shuggie was something of a child prodigy. He first playing the guitar aged two, and was playing with his father Johnny’s band from the age of twelve. As if that wasn’t impressive …

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GUITAR SLIM GREEN’S “STONE DOWN BLUES” WITH JOHNNY AND SHUGGIE OTIS.

GUITAR SLIM GREEN’S “STONE DOWN BLUES” WITH JOHNNY AND SHUGGIE OTIS. Guitar Slim Green was never the most prolific of musicians. That’s despite his career lasting four decades. However, during that period, Guitar Slim Green only released a handful of recordings. This included his one and only album, Stone Down Blues, which features Johnny and …

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PRESTON LOVE’S OHAMA-BAR B-Q.

PRESTON LOVE’S OHAMA-BAR B-Q. Preston Love was already forty-eight by the time he decided to climb onboard the funk bandwagon. He’d  had a long and varied career. This began back in the swing era, when Preston was an assured balladeer and alto saxophonist. He played in Nat Towles, Lloyd Hunter, Snub Mosley, Lucky Millinder and …

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PAAAARTY TIME-SERIOUS FUNK FROM THE 70S.

PAAAARTY TIME-SERIOUS FUNK FROM THE 70S. After its birth in the mid to late sixties, funk’s popularity quickly grew. With its fusion of soul, R&B and jazz, funk’s heyday was the seventies. While the peak of funk’s popularity was during the seventies, it was during the seventies that some of the greatest funk music was …

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BACKBEATS: DIGGERS DELIGHT-MORE RARE-GROOVE GEMS.

BACKBEATS: DIGGERS DELIGHT-MORE RARE-GROOVE GEMS. For many DJs and music-lovers, crate-digging for hidden rare-groove gems is the musical equivalent of an Olympic sport. Whether its record shops, thrift stores, dusty warehouses or junk shops, there’s nowhere that the determined crate-digger won’t head. Nowhere is off-limits in their search for rare of obscure vinyl. A crate-digger …

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SHUGGIE OTIS-HERE COMES SHUGGIE OTIS.

SHUGGIE OTIS-HERE COMES SHUGGIE OTIS. Shuggie Otis’ debut album Here Comes Shuggie Otis, really is a remarkable album. Why I hear you ask? Well, it’s a highly accomplished album from an artist who was just sixteen years old when he recorded Here Comes Shuggie Otis. By then, Shuggie was almost a seasoned musician, having performed professionally …

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SHUGGIE OTIS-FREEDOM FLIGHT.

SHUGGIE OTIS-FREEDOM FLIGHT. What’s the best way to describe Shuggie Otis? Prodigious, musical virtuoso and vastly underrated is a good start. Certainly Shuggie was something of a child prodigy, first playing the guitar aged two, and playing with his father Johnny’s band from the age of twelve. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Shuggie released …

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SHUGGIE OTIS-INSPIRATION INFORMATION.

SHUGGIE OTIS-INSPIRATION INFORMATION. Today I am going to write about an artist and album that many people will not have heard of. To me that is a tragedy, because this artist is one of the most talented musicians you will here, and the album is a minor classic. The artist is Shuggie Otis, and the …

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