Shuggie Otis

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

Otis's 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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Year Title RatingReleases
1970 Here Comes Shuggie Otis 2
1971 Freedom Flight 2
1974 Inspiration Information 4
1994 Shuggie's Boogie: Shuggie Otis Plays the Blues 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2002 In Session: Great Rhythm & Blues 1
2002 In Session Information 1
2003 Here Comes Shuggie Otis / Freedom Flight 2
2011 Original Album Classics 1
2013 Inspiration Information / Wings of Love 1
2013 Introducing Shuggie Otis 1

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