• SHUGGIE OTIS - Freedom Flight LP
MUSIC ON VINYL
Shuggie's second album, this time from 1971. It's totally saturated in the cross-fertilisation of the era - a pure west coast blend of funk, blues, and soul, with a hazy, psychedelic sprawl to it. The album is every bit as adventurous as Shuggie Otis' 1974 masterpiece 'Inspiration Information'. It's a bit rawer, not quite as lush, but it is every bit as visionary and groundbreaking. Produced by Shuggie's father, Johnny Otis, the album features seven stellar, genre bending cuts, most of which were written or co-written by Shuggie. He played everything from guitars, bass, organ to various percussion instruments. "Me and My Woman" is one of the funkiest Blues tunes ever recorded.