Shuggie Otis – Inspiration Information/Wings of Love

In 1974, Otis released ‘Inspiration Information’, his third album which had taken almost three years to finish. In 2013 Legacy pairs it with ‘Wings of Love’, a new collection of material recorded between 1975 and 2000.



Track listing1.Inspiration Information (Shuggie Otis) – 04:152.Island Letter (Shuggie Otis) – 04:443.Sparkle City (Shuggie Otis) – 06:024.Aht Uh Mi Hed (Shuggie Otis) – 04:185.Happy House (Shuggie Otis) – 01:216.Rainy Day (Shuggie Otis) – 02:487.XL-30 (Shuggie Otis) – 02:128.Pling! (Shuggie Otis) – 04:329.Not Available (Shuggie Otis) – 02:3710.Miss Pretty (Shuggie Otis) – 02:1511.Magic (Shuggie Otis) – 04:2812.Things We Like to Do (Shuggie Otis) – 03:1013.Castle Top Jam (Shuggie Otis) – 03:3714.Intro (Shuggie Otis) – 0:0415.Special (Shuggie Otis) – 4:3515.Give Me Something Good (Shuggie Otis) – 3:4716.Tryin’ to Get Close to You (Shuggie Otis) – 3:1816.Walkin’ Down the Country (Shuggie Otis) – 4:2417.Doin’ What’s Right (Shuggie Otis) – 2:4617.Wings of Love (Shuggie Otis) – 11:3618.Give Me a Chance (Shuggie Otis) – 5:2018.Don’t You Run Away (Shuggie Otis) – 5:1319.Fireball of Love (Shuggie Otis) – 5:2519.Fawn (Shuggie Otis) – 6:0420.If You’d Be Mine (Shuggie Otis) – 5:4120.Black Belt Sheriff (Shuggie Otis) – 6:3521.Destination You! (Shuggie Otis) – 4:39PersonnelShuggie Otis – Bass, Drums, Guitar, Organ, Percussion, Piano, VocalsJack Kelso – Flute, SaxophoneJeff Martinez – French HornCarol Robbins – HarpJim Prindle – TromboneDoug Wintz – TromboneRon Robbins – TrumpetCurt Sletten – TrumpetShuggie Otis – Arranger, Engineer, Mastering, Mixing, ProducerGeorge Beauregard – EngineerBobby Bloom – EngineerBob Breault – EngineerRobb DiStefano – EngineerWillie Greer – EngineerMarvin McKnight – EngineerNicky Otis – EngineerJohnny Otis – Engineer, Executive ProducerVic Anesini – MasteringBarry Stone – MasteringEd Caraeff – PhotographyAdam Farber – PhotographyWinston Cenac – Original Liner NotesChris Champion – Liner NotesRaphael Saadiq – Liner NotesDavid Gorman – Art Direction, DesignKassondra Monroe – Art Direction, DesignReleased by Epic/Legacy/Sony Japan 2013
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National Post
Q&A: Shuggie Otis, as interviewed by Broken Social Scene’s Brendan CanningHis 1974 album Inspiration Information is cult classic that has been lauded by Prince and Lenny Kravitz.

Such is the wholly unique career trajectory of Shuggie Otis, who is now touring for the first time in 40 years. The Child Prodigy, the Next Big Thing, the Cultishly Admired LA Recluse. Johnny Alexander Veliotes, Jr., the man who vanished, but never stopped.

Legacy music and team Shuggie were also kind enough to share with us this amazing gallery of archival photos (above) from the personal collection of the Otis family, along with some new instant-classic portraits by Adam Farber – See more at:


Shuggie Otis – Inspiration Information/Wings of Love

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