Shuggie Otis Talks ‘Strawberry Letter 23,’ Turning Down Quincy Jones

Psychedelic soul singer Shuggie Otis is on a comeback run. The reclusive guitarist, who’s been sampled on records by OutKast, DJ Quik and Beyonce, is currently on his Shuggie Otis Rite tour, to promote his upcoming Inspiration Information/Wings Of Love double disc package. The first disc is a 1974 re-release that features four previously unreleased recordings, while the latter compiles 14 previously unreleased live and studio tracks recorded by Shuggie between 1975 and 2000. In the clip above, Shuggie speaks on working with Quincy Jones on the classic record, “Strawberry Letter 23″ and turning down the music icon.