Tribute To Otis Clay
|Otis Clay graced the stage at SPACE (Evanston, IL) many times over the years, performing unforgettable shows with his wonderful stage presence, deep soul intensity and great bands. He passed away suddenly in January 2016 and Dave Specter and his colleagues have been working hard at the SPACE recording studios this year on a tribute in his memory. The tribute single features 21 musicians including many who performed and recorded with Otis.
The following musicians are featured on the single:
John Abbey, Kenny Anderson, Marc Broussard, Jimmy Burns, Shemekia Copeland, Theresa Davis, Gerald Dowd, Hank Ford, Willie Henderson, Rick Holmstrom, Jimmy Johnson, Brother John Kattke, Scott Ligon, Bill MacFarland, Diane Madison, John Rice, Cathy Richardson, Tad Robinson, Billy Seward, Diana Simon and Grant Tye.
Produced by Dave Specter
Recorded at the Evanston SPACE studios by Dan Glomski
Mixed by Dan Glomski, Steve Wagner and Dave Specter at Delmark Records Riverside Studio
Photos by Harvey Tillis
Design by Al Gold
Promotional assistance: Betsie Brown, Blind Raccoon
2016 SPACE Records
Details & tickets for 12/1 tribute show: http://evanstonspace.com/shows/?event_id=6909215
Bandcamp link where people can download the song and donate to Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.
$5 Suggested Donation. Pay as little as $2, or as much as you want. Proceeds from the sales of the single will benefit The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, an organization that Otis Clay worked with over the years and held dear to his heart.