Los Angelisto Shuggie Otis - Aht Uh Mi Hed
From the “Inspiration Information” album (recorded 1971-1974).
Reminds me of Bay Area’s Sly & the Family Stone’s “If You Want Me to Stay” (1973) and…something else.
Not too much is written about California Soul (shout-out to Marlena Shaw) when rhapsodizing about the 60s and 70s, but it was quite an influential area/era of music. For example, there’d be no 70s or 80s Prince (and all those musical descendants he spawned) without it or Sly/Musiq/Prince’s (un)original title spelling. California Dreamin, indeed.
One of my fav Prince albums in the midst of questionable releases. It reminded me to keep the faith as he put out experimental trash to make a statement/fulfill a contractual obligation to Warner Bros.