The reissue of the 1975 Shuggie Otis album Inspiration Information last year caused a storm, one of the great albums and careers that time forgot . A soul album tinged with jazz and off kilter funk, its DIY approach and lo-fi electronics predicted much of what would follow at the end of the 20th Century. The album was recorded at sessions during the period 1972-1974. Before, during and after this period Shuggie Otis continued his work as a session musician partly for his father's (Johnny Otis) ongoing productions at his own Hawk Sound Studios, where much of Inspiration Information was recorded . What RPM presents you with is the best of the sessions Otis Jnr recorded around the same period in the same studio with many of the same sidemen . The specific project Johnny Otis had embarked upon was to record some of the pioneers of R&B in a modern context for release on the Blues Spectrum label series. Shuggie was used as session guitarist, pianist, arranger, writer. The music on our compilation is a mixture of Blues, R&B, Funk, Soul, all recorded in the same DIY lo-fi way at Hawk Sound studios, across 1973-1977 with many of the same sidemen such as brass players Jack Kelso, Doug Wintz and Curt Sletten. It represents a perfect back drop to the famous Inspiration album. The RPM release comes in a digi pak with an essay on Shuggie written by Clive Richardson, who wrote the notes on the original Blues Spectrum albums when released in the UK in the early 1970's. Follow up to last years successful reissue of Inspiration Information. Well respected name in today's music circles as well as amongst collectors. Recordings reissued for the first time, and first time on CD.