In celebration of 40 years since his last release, the great Shuggie Otis has just reissued Inspiration Information bundled with a new release called Wings of Love, which includes previously unreleased music.
An amazing evening is about to take place this coming January 10 at the Highline Ballroom. Called the SummerStage Preview Showcase, the event will preview the upcoming 2013 SummerStage season. Look forward to performances from Shuggie Otis, People Get Ready, Ofei, Joshua Nelson, and DJ Kool Herc.
SummerStage Preview Showcase
January 10, 2013
Tickets: $25 advance / $30 door
431 W 16th St.
New York, NY
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Johnny Otis, music legend and one of the “first musicians to cross the racial divide,” passed away yesterday at age 90. The man’s influence on soul music, jazz, and even rock-n-roll is an epic movie in and of itself.
Among his many accomplishments and honors are his discovery of Little Esther (Esther Phillips), his co-writing and production of the original version of “Hound Dog” (later covered by Elvis), and recording with Frank Zappa. The tireless entertainer also wore many hats – radio jock, TV presenter, politician, preacher, organic farmer and of course, father of Shuggie Otis.
Read more on the life Johnny at The Guardian website.
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