Multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Shuggie Otis wrote a song called â€œStrawberry Letter 23â€ for his 1971 album entitled Freedom Flight. The Brothers Johnson also went on to cover the hit. However, years before, Otis was already a renowned artist and recognized for his rare gift of eliciting the deepest of heart-fluttering and funk-ified guitar playing ever heard. Introducing Shuggie OtisÂ is a re-release and holds awesomely bewildering soul-powered tracks. â€œSweet Thangâ€ consists of very few lyrics, while the country-tinged guitars are blues-infused against howling organs. The palpable dizzying bass lines on â€œInspiration Information,â€ from the highly respected album of the same name released back in 1974, bumps nicely against giddy organs, a righteous percussive run and the sugary sweet, soft tone of Otisâ€™ vocals. â€œIsland Letterâ€ is wickedly deceiving as it begins as a slow, yet intoxicating love letter perhaps written to long lost island love. However the song begins to oscillate in dizzying runs of guitars and keys, and a beat as sonically soothing as one emanating from the heart. The magical craftsmanship of each musical piece on the album and the succulent gift of Otisâ€™ vocals is so magnanimous that it astounds.