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Shuggie Otis reveals more album details, expands tour including NYC date next week (updated dates)

Shuggie Otis

As mentioned, cult psychedelic soul singer/instrumentalist Shuggie Otis, who released three solo albums including 1974’s classic Inspiration Information (whose song “Strawberry Letter 23″ you may recognize as the sample in Outkast’s “Ms. Jackson”), is reissuing that album this year with bonus tracks along with a compilation of previously unreleased material recorded between 1975 and 2000 called Wings of Love. The albums come out April 16 via Epic/Legacy and can be pre-ordered now. That’s the cover art above and the tracklists for both albums and a stream of Inspiration Information are below.

Shuggie announced a tour in support of the new album which hits NYC on April 19 at BB King’s (tickets) and he’s recently expanded it to include international dates and another NYC show happening much sooner at Highline Ballroom on January 10 with People Get Ready, Ofei, Joshua Nelson, and DJ Kool Herc. That show is being co-presented by Summerstage and Santa Monica Pier Curators and tickets are on sale now.

An updated list of dates, album tracklists, and streams are below…

Shuggie Otis – Inspiration Information Full Album

Inspiration Information Tracklist:
1. Inspiration Information
2. Island Letter
3. Sparkle City
4. Aht Uh Mi Hed
5. Happy House
6. Rainy Day
7. XL-30
8. Pling!
9. Not Available
10. Miss Pretty *
11. Magic *
12. Things We Like To Do *
13. Castle Top Jam *

* = Previously unreleased

Wings of Love Tracklist:
1. Intro *
2. Special *
3. Give Me Something Good
4. Tryin’ To Get Close To You
5. Walkin’ Down The Country *
6. Doin’ What’s Right *
7. Wings Of Love *
8. Give Me A Chance *
9. Don’t You Run Away *
10. Fireball of Love *
11. Fawn *
12. If You’d Be Mine *
13. Black Belt Sheriff *
14. Destination You! *

* = Previously unreleased


Shuggie Otis — 2013 Tour Dates
01/10 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
02/23 – Mexico City, DF @ El Plaza Condesa
03/23 – Sydney, AU @ The Enmore
03/24 – Melbourne, AU @ Hammer Hall
03/26 – Brisbane, AU @ The Tivoli Theatre
03/28-29 – Byron Bay, AU @ Byron Bay Bluesfest
03/31 – Tokyo, JP @ Billboard Live Tokyo (early)
03/31 – Tokyo, JP @ Billboard Live Tokyo (late)
04/01 – Tokyo, JP @ Billboard Live Tokyo (early)
04/02 – Tokyo, JP @ Billboard Live Tokyo (late)
04/14 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
04/17 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
04/18 – New York, NY @ BB Kings Blues Club and Grill
04/21 – Washington, DC @ The Howard Theatre
04/23 – Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
04/24 – Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
04/26 – Francisco, CA @ Mezzanin

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