Album: Shuggie Otis, Inspiration Information/ Wings of Love (Legacy)

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If guitarist-auteur Otis's killer 1973 album Inspiration Information has somehow passed you by, you need to get it now.

Three years in the making, it's a work of stoned genius whose first four tracks of dreamy, slo-mo funk and soul are close to the best of all music I know. It's accompanied here by four additional tracks and a second CD of later, unreleased material with some genuine gold among the dross. An enigma wrapped in a mystery, that's Shug.