Shuggie Otis An American R&B, Soul, Rock, Blues, Funk Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer And Multi-Instrumentalist

Blues guitarist Shuggie Otis was born Johnny Alexander Veliotes on November 30, 1953 in Los Angeles, California. He is an American R&B, soul, rock, blues, and funk singer-songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist, playing primarily guitar, but also piano, organ, drums, and bass. Otis is the son of Johnny Otis, rhythm and blues musician, band leader, and impresario. He started performing professionally at the age of twelve, and at age fifteen, was asked by Al Kooper to play on his album. In 1970, Otis released his first solo album, Here Comes Shuggie Otis, followed by Freedom Flight in 1971, and Inspiration Information in 1974, where blues guitarist Otis wrote and arranged all the songs and played almost every instrument on the album.


Top 5 Songs

Bootie Cooler
Oxford Gray
Strawberry Letter 23
Ice Cold Daydream

Top 3 Albums

Here Comes Shuggie Otis
Freedom Flight
Inspiration Information


1968 Cold Shot! (Kent)
1969 Kooper Session (CBS)
1970 Here Comes Shuggie Otis (Epic)
1971 Freedom Flight (Epic)
1974 Inspiration Information (CBS)
2001 Gettin’ Shuggie With It (Luaka Bop)
2001 Strawberry Letter 23 (Luaka Bop)
2002 In Session Information (RPM Records)
2003 Here Comes Shuggie Otis / Freedom Flight (Raven Records)

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