Otis The 3rd

Chicago seemed to have an endless arsenal of kid groups. The Five Stairsteps' massive resurgence after adding three-year-old Cubie to the group lit a fire underneath the city, setting off a whole new wave of also-rans. Not to be left out, Ole records leftover Otis Brown took a run at Cubie’s crown. After a string of misses with his own recordings, Otis set his sights a little lower...or younger, more accurately. “Time” is a hypnotic journey through the seasons, a bubblegum-psych operetta straight out of “It’s A Small World After All,” and unfortunately one of only two known recordings by the 3rd Brown.

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