If you are looking for a potent fix of gritty Memphis Deep Soul, check out Otis Clay. Beginning his musical career in the gospel genre, Otis Clay ventured into the secular arena in the late 1960′s, signing to Hi Records. He released a handful of singles and two full length albums on the label between 1972 and 1978.
Although receiving minimal recognition stateside, Otis Clay remains a soul hero in Japan and Europe. Go figure.