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ACL Live Shot: Shuggie Otis
Three need-to-knows about the South Central R&B legend
" through its opening changes, you realized 59-year-old Shuggie Otis is truly the bridge between Prince and Sly Stone...."

Oct. 7, 2013 Music Post by Tim Stegall

Strawberry Letter 23
Cult soulman/guitarist Shuggie Otis returns from decades of mystery
"...That's the shorthand most commonly thrust upon L.A.'s Shuggie Otis, who released three kaleidoscope albums of blues, funk, and..."

July 10, 2015 Music Feature by Thomas Fawcett

Strawberry Letter 22 …
Our 2001 review of Shuggie Otis' Inspiration Information
"...This week's issue features a great interview with Shuggie Otis by Thomas Fawcett. In 2001, Luaka Bop reissued an..."

July 10, 2015 Music Post by Kate X Messer

Johnny Otis The Johnny Otis Rhythm & Blues Caravan: The Complete Savoy Recordings (Savoy Jazz)
"...Johnny OtisThe Johnny Otis Rhythm & Blues Caravan: The Complete..."

May 19, 2000 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

The Mighty Hannibal Sees All
The Atlanta soul man has stories to tell, and who cares if they're true?
"...the time I started out singing was with the Johnny Otis Orchestra in Los Angeles. I used to Jimmy..."

Aug. 27, 2008 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

Shuggie Otis
"...Shuggie OtisInspiration Information/Wings Of Love (Epic/Legacy)..."

Oct. 4, 2013 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Etta James The Chess Box (MCA/Chess)
"...Etta JamesThe Chess Box (MCA/Chess) Johnny Otis hired 16-year-old Jamesetta Hawkins as a singer in..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Shuggie Otis
"...Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information (Luaka Bop/Virgin)..."

July 13, 2001 Music Review by Kate X Messer

Hot Line to Jesus
Edison's Speaking Phonograph
"...his jukebox. He's got a good box - from Johnny Otis to Link Wray, Judy Garland to Laika and..."

Aug. 28, 1998 Music Feature by Jay Hardwig

Who Let the Dogs Out?
A playlist for the dog days of summer
"...Credited to his best friend, saxophonist Preston Love, impresario Johnny Otis recorded this funky, two-sided instrumental of unadulterated L.A...."

July 17, 2015 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Critics Poll
"...Bergman, Dave Brubeck, Richard Dorsett, Brent Grulke, Etta James, Johnny Otis, Ravi Shankar (Trachtenberg)..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Music Feature

Day Trippin'
More day parties than you can shake an iPhone at
"...Hibachi Stranglers (3:15), Brimstone Howl (4), Headache City (4:45), Johnny & the Limelites (5:30)..."

March 11, 2008 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

Earth, Wind, & Honeycut Makin' the Cut
SF electronico madmen Honeycut rock the SX soulfully.
"...compared lead singer Bart Davenport's velvet vocals to Shuggie Otis, I had no idea that the damn band covered..."

March 15, 2007 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Sweet Soul Music
Sweet Soul Music
"...made her splash in the mid-Fifties when soul man Johnny Otis busted out her vinyl debut. Refined Sugar (Jasman)..."

April 14, 2006 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Central Avenue Sounds (Rhino)
Box Sets
"...Roy Milton, Joe Liggins, Cecil Gant, Charles Brown, and Johnny Otis, who actually was of Greek descent. L.A. was..."

Dec. 17, 1999 Music Review by Harvey Pekar

Wednesday Picks & Sleepers
Wednesday night SXSW blurbs
" grooves on Thievery Corporation's ESL imprint. Thomas Fawcett Johnny Winter..."

March 14, 2014 Music Feature

Chairman of the Board
Antone's Blue Monday boss Derek O'Brien keeps the music alive and blue
"...A choice bit of little-known Austin music history: Guitarist Johnny Copeland lived here in the early Seventies. The Louisiana..."

April 25, 2014 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Heart and Soul
Lengthy Q&A with Huey Lewis
"...and this would be the next big thing. Then Johnny Rotten spit in the face of an NME reporter..."

Oct. 25, 2011 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

"...lackluster performances with his band, including James Cotton and Otis Spann, show that the cultured shrine of Carnegie Hall..."

July 28, 1995 Music Feature

Betty Harris Understands
Soul singer finally gets her due
"...AC: You also toured briefly with Otis Redding...."

March 29, 2018 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

Public Enemies
Michael Mann's film is a human-scale biopic of the gangster folk hero John Dillinger.
"...Directed by: Michael Mann. Starring: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Channing Tatum, Giovanni Ribisi,..."

July 3, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Heart & Soul, Part 2
Second half of lengthy Q&A with Huey Lewis
"...have equal and abiding love for his alto saxist Johnny Hodges. Was he there?..."

July 19, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
" Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, and the likes of Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, Jimmy Hamilton, Clark Terry,..."

June 25, 1999 Music Feature

Beautiful Loser
Keith Ferguson: No Apologies, No Regrets
"...a dozen Texas virtuosos in their formative years including Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Junior Brown. "He's a..."

May 9, 1997 Music Feature

Drivin' the Devil Away
Miss Lavelle White
"...Clarence Holliman and his brother Sweets, as well as Johnny Clyde Copeland and the other Houston blues greats of..."

Feb. 7, 1997 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Off the Record
Johnny Depp hits the Continental Club; Eric Johnson crashes the Texas Music Hall of Fame
"...Fest at the Backyard and the local premiere of Johnny Depp's The Rum Diary at the Austin Film Festival..."

Oct. 28, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
Out of Austin's primordial music past comes John Andrews with tales from the music hall of legends
"...met that had been influenced by Albert Collins and Johnny "Guitar" Watson, which really impressed me. He played great...."

Oct. 28, 2005 Music Feature by Bill Bentley

The Winter Classic
South by Southwest 1998
"...Johnny Winter on the outdoor stage at Stubb's Saturday, March..."

March 27, 1998 Music Feature

Tenth and Final SXSW Artist List
Action Bronson, Talib Kweli, a Blaze Foley tribute, and 196 more
"...& Hawkes, Dray South, Hoodtronics, Roxy Roca, Migrant Kids, Otis the Destroyer, Shinyribs, Shy Beast, Tommy 2 Stix, TYFS..."

March 1, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Vinyl Ashes
A gray vinyl 7-inch with your exit songs?
"...B-side: "Strawberry Letter 23," Shuggie Otis..."

Dec. 31, 2010 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

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