1970 Shuggie Otis – Here Comes Shuggie Otis

Here Comes Shuggie Otis is the first album by Shuggie Otis. It was released in 1970 on Epic Records.

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


1  Oxford Gray (Johnny Otis, Shuggie Otis, Wilton Felder, Stix Hooper) 6:55
2  Jennie Lee (Johnny Otis, Shuggie Otis, Wilton Felder) 2:11
3  Bootie Cooler (Johnny Otis, Shuggie Otis) 2:41
4  Knowing (That You Want Him) (Johnny Otis, Don Aldrich) 2:31
5  Funky Thithee (Johnny Otis, Shuggie Otis) 3:13
6  Shuggie’s Boogie (Johnny Otis, Shuggie Otis) 5:34
7  Hurricane (Johnny Otis, Shuggie Otis, Wilton Felder) 2:18
8  Gospel Groove (Johnny Otis, Shuggie Otis) 4:15
9  Baby, I Needed You (Johnny Otis, Shuggie Otis) 3:43
10  The Hawks (Johnny Otis, Shuggie Otis) 2:28



BassWilton Felder
BassAl McKibbon
DrumsStix Hooper
DrumsAbe Mills
DrumsPaul Lagos
GuitarShuggie Otis
CelesteJohnny Otis
CelesteShuggie Otis
CelesteWilton Felder
HarpsichordShuggie Otis
HarpsichordJohnny Otis
HarpsichordWilton Felder
OrganShuggie Otis
OrganLeon Haywood
PianoShuggie Otis
PianoJohnny Otis
PianoRay Johnson
FluteJackie Kelso
FluteHank Jernigan
FlutePreston Love
French HornRichard Mackey
French HornWillie Ruff
SaxJim Horn
SaxPlas Johnson
SaxJackie Kelso
SaxHank Jernigan
SaxPreston Love
TromboneGene Conners
TrumpetBob Mitchell
TrumpetMelvin Moore
CelloHyman Gold
CelloIrving Lipschultz
ViolinMarilyn Baker
ViolinRollice Dale
VocalsShuggie Otis

Liner Notes

Producer – Johnny Otis
Arranged By – Johnny Otis, Roger Hamilton Spotts
Engineer – Raphael Valentin