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Shuggie Otis

Born 30 December 1953.
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Shuggie Otis on working with his dad Johnny

A rare interview with the great Shuggie Otis who talks about how jazz influenced his life.

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Biography

Shuggie Otis (born Johnny Alexander Veliotes, Jr.; November 30, 1953) is an American singer-songwriter, recording artist, and multi-instrumentalist.

Otis' composition "Strawberry Letter 23" (as recorded by The Brothers Johnson) topped the Billboard R&B chart and reached #5 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1977. He also achieved commercial success with his 1974 single "Inspiration Information" (from the album of the same name), reaching #56 on the R&B chart.

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  1. Review of Shuggie's Boogie: Shuggie Otis Plays The Blues

    Shuggie's Boogie: Shuggie Otis Plays The Blues 2009

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    Shuggie's Boogie is a fine place to get to know the six stringed side of man.
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