Otis Clay -- Is It Over, Home Is Where The Heart Is, Pouring Water On A Drowning Man
Otis Clay is my favorite Hi-Records artist. And I say "is" -- not "is one of." He's got everything in his singing that meets my expectations of excellence. One can easily trace his Gospel roots (to which he has returned a while ago) and enjoy all the secular feelings that come with Deep Soul of the finest kind. His singing is steeped in gritty, emotional urgency, and there is no-one who could do it better.