Sunday, February 3, 2013

Featured Artist - Otis Clay (Part One)

You can find background info on soul/blues singer Otis Clay here but really all you need to do is listen to the tunes on this post, and the others to follow during this month, to fully appreciate the grace and power of the man's singing. After the usual spell in Gospel groups, in the early 60's Clay found his feet as a secular artist with Chicago based One-derful! Records.  Later he cut tunes for the Atlantic label Cotillion at Muscle Shoals and Hi in Memphis and we'll bring you selected highlights from across all of these recordings. Here are 4 from the beginning of his career:

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