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Otis Clay

Otis Clay made most of his best-known records in Memphis during the early '70s, but he's still universally hailed as Chicago's deep soul king. In a city filled to overflowing with legendary blues artists, Clay has become the proud standard-bearer for Chicago's enduring soul tradition.

Like so many of his contemporaries, Clay's intense vocal style reflects a gospel background. He made the secular jump in 1965, signing with Chicago's One-derful Records and issuing a series of gospel-tinged soul records that were a lot grittier than the customary Windy City soul sound. Clay inaugurated Atlantic's Cotillion subsidiary in 1968 with a supercharged cover of the Sir Douglas Quintet's "She's About a Mover," produced by Rick Hall in Muscle Shoals shortly before the singer joined forces with Hi Records boss Willie Mitchell. With the relentlessly driving Hi Rhythm Section in tow, Clay waxed his biggest seller in 1972, "Trying to Live My Life Without You," later covered very successfully by Bob Seger.

Although Clay's tenure on Hi may have been his most commercially potent, he steadily recorded and gigged ever since. He is a genuine hero in Japan, where he's recorded two sizzling live albums filled with the churning grooves, punchy horns, and searing vocals that inevitably characterize the best deep soul -- no matter where it's recorded, a fact proved by another live set recorded in Switzerland in 2003, Respect Yourself, and released in 2005 by Blind Pig Records. In 2007, Clay returned to the studio and recorded the gospel album Walk a Mile in My Shoes on his Chicago-based Echo label. ~ Bill Dahl, Rovi
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Thank you god for waking me up this morning.
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one of the best ever
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OK think god
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quality365.s h
True as gold
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Ok think god
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Get y'all some Jesus!!!!!! and HOLD on!!!!
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Keep me Lord.....,sm h , please keep me Lord....Than k You for loving me my Jesus
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I love this song. O my GOD I feel it.
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I love. When the gate. Swing open it take me all the way back to my child hood and let me know that god is still carring. me. Thank. U Jesus.
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Loving Otis Clay Child of God
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OG Otis Clay Powerful*978 * 3 M 1 4 Y
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I LOVE THIS SONG SOOOO MUCH, ITS SO BEAUTIFUL AND ORIGINAL
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Otis Clay. What more can i say? He's been the whole truth since way back in my day! I hope he never goes away........ . . i ' m not much of a poet-but he's the best,& y'all know it!!!
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This song takes me back to church every time. Thank you Lord. I just pray to God that when my time come that I will walking through the gates of heave.
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When the gate swing open I'll walk in yes lord.....
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have mery, my LORD..thaks to the FATHER, for JESUS!!!!!!
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He sounds a lot like the guy that sings with the O Jays. Sounds good to me Otis keep it coming
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matt4678
New movie coming out, The Memphians, pairs up Otis Clay with 8 yr old rapper Lil' Peanut. It's amazing!
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Wow ... nice !!
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Ran across his music by accident.& now I'm hooked.
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This song makes me qppreciate my trials
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Hi
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I love this song...
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Love This Song my son and I are singing this n church he's 10yrs old
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wendellkeith t h o m a s
I love his songs
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sorry to say this is the first time I heard this man, he's great, I will always look for him, thank you for introducing him to me!!!
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Wow! This guy really cooks!
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When the gate swing open, I'll walk in......Yes sir....
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mmisound17
great song
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not very tasty - sounds like a child much of the time and not much more to the organ other than sustain - not impressed
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Playing at Taste of Minnesota Saturday, July 3!!
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jeanninehill 1
A true artist and friend, through Jerry W Davis Jr & Big Jerry W Davis Sr my cousin and uncle is how I came to know Mr Otis Clay a True Soul Man.
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thank you for exposing me to this man with such terrific talent.Looki n g forward to hearing him again.
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williams4855 3 5
when i heard the song "that's how it is when you're in love" ,i felt the music of yesterday.Go o d sounds,the right words,and the expression of a man that was able to share his true feelings. What happened to all that in today's music?

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