Johnny Otis–bandleader, father of Shuggie, inspiration for Zappa’s facial hair. I love Johnny Otis, and 1970’s Cuttin’ Up is one of my favorites. If you can’t get behind tracks like “Mo-Jo Womand,” you’re broken inside:
But we’re not actually here today for the music, but rather that brilliant album cover. The great Jack Davis passed away last week, though his memorable style never will. I think I’ve mentioned before that you might not know Jack Davis by name, but you know his work. What a shame he’s gone.
Want your own copy of Cuttin’ Up? Prior to Davis’s death, this was a 5-10 dollar record all day. My guess is that we’ll see a brief 10-25 dollar spike in the price until the next name pops up in the news cycle, and then it will settle back down to its original value. Happy hunting.