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In October 1974.

In October 1974, “Epic” label released “Inspiration Information”, the third Shuggie Otis album. It was recorded 1971 -1974 at “Hawk Sound” and “Columbia Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Shuggie Otis.


  • Shuggie Otis- lead and backing vocals, guitar, bass, drums, organ, piano, vibraphone, percussion, Aanalog drum machines
  • Jack Kelso – saxophones, flute
  • Jeff Martinez – French horn
  • Carol Robbins – harp
  • Doug Wintz, Jim Prindle – trombone
  • Curt Sletten, Ron Robbins – trumpet
  • Barbara Porter, Brian Asher, D. Jones, J. Parker, Louis Rosen, Marcia Zeavin, N. Roth, Steve Boone, T. Ziegler – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Shuggie Otis

  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



In August 1971.

In August 1971, “Epic” label released “Freedom Flight”, the second Shuggie Otis album.  It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Johnny Otis.


  • Shuggie Otis – lead and backing vocals, guitar, bass, organ, piano, drums, bells, bottleneck guitar, tack piano
  • Johnny Otis- percussion, backing vocals
  • Wilton Felder- bass
  • George Duke- organ, electric piano, celesta
  • Aynsley Dunbar- drums
  • Mike Kowalski- drums
  • Richard Aplanalp – tenor saxophone, oboe, flute
  • James ‘Supe’ Bradshaw – harmonica, backing vocals
  • Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Sherlie Matthews- backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Shuggie Otis except where noted.

  1. Ice Cold Daydream
  2. Strawberry Letter 23
  3. Sweet Thang – Johnny Otis, Shuggie Otis
  4. Me and My Woman – Gene Barge
  5. Someone’s Always Singing – Kenny Kahn, Shuggie Otis
  6. Purple
  7. Freedom Flight

On June 20, 1975.


On June 20, 1975, “A&M” label released “It’s My Pleasure”, the tenth Billy Preston studio album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Billy Preston, Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil.


  • Billy Preston– vocals, keyboards, piano
  • George Harrison– guitar
  • Tony Maiden – guitar
  • Shuggie Otis– guitar
  • Kenny Burke– guitar, bass guitar
  • Reggie McBride – bass guitar
  • Stevie Wonder– harmonica
  • Syreeta Wright– backing vocals
  • Ollie Brown– drums, percussion
  • Rocky Dzidzornu– congas
  • Lorna Maxine Waters – backing vocals
  • Julia Waters – backing vocals
  • Luther Waters – backing vocals
  • Oren Waters – backing vocals
  • Malcolm Cecil, Robert Margouleff(TONTO: The Original New Timbral Orchestra) – synthesizers

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Preston, except where noted.

  1. Fancy Lady – Billy Preston, Syreeta Wright
  2. Found the Love
  3. That’s Life
  4. Do It While You Can – Billy Preston, Bruce Fisher
  5. It’s My Pleasure
  6. Song of Joy
  7. I Can’t Stand It
  8. All of My Life – Billy Preston, Russ Rasputin



On October 10, 1969.

Hot Rats

On October 10, 1969, “Bizarre” label released “Hot Rats”, the first solo album by Frank Zappa after the dissolution of the original  Mothers of Invention.  Ian Underwood is the only original member of the Mothers of Invention to appear on the album. It was recorded July- August, 1969, at the “T.T.G” and “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and “Whitney Studios” in Glendale, and was produced by Frank Zappa.


  • Frank Zappa– guitar, octave bass, percussion
  • Ian Underwood– piano, organus maximus, flute, all clarinets, all saxes
  • Max Bennett– bass
  • Captain Beefheart– vocals
  • John Guerin– drums
  • Don “Sugarcane” Harris– violin
  • Paul Humphrey– drums
  • Shuggie Otis– bass
  • Jean-Luc Ponty– violin
  • Ron Selico – drums
  • Lowell George– rhythm guitar

All compositions by Frank Zappa.

  1. Peaches en Regalia
  2. Willie the Pimp
  3. Son of Mr. Green Genes
  4. Little Umbrellas
  5. The Gumbo Variations
  6. It must be a Camel