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Otto time

Videos by American Songwriter

Videos by American Songwriter

Muzik Mafia’s James Otto has a double-barrel voice suited to the “music without prejudice” amalgam’s swagger. With John Rich producing eight songs, it’s a full-on body slam: ‘80s-style r&b-undulating country (“Just Got Started Lovin’ You”), jab/stab bar rhythms (“Drink & Dial”), finger-poppin’ good times (“These are the Good Ole Days”) and here for the party punch (“Ain’t Gonna Stop”). If Rich plays to the ragged places in Otto’s voice, Rascal Flatt’s Jay DeMarcus seeks more melodic opportunities for the muscular baritone.Label: RAYBAW/WARNER BROS.

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Otto time
Otto time

Muzik Mafia’s James Otto has a double-barrel voice suited to the “music without prejudice” amalgam’s swagger. With John Rich producing eight songs, it’s a full-on body slam: ‘80s-style r&b-undulating country (“Just Got Started Lovin’ You”), jab/stab bar rhythms (“Drink & Dial”), finger-poppin’ good times (“These are the Good Ole Days”) and here for the party punch (“Ain’t Gonna Stop”). If Rich plays to the ragged places in Otto’s voice, Rascal Flatt’s Jay DeMarcus seeks more melodic opportunities for the muscular baritone. “For You” is a classic ballad, while “The Man that I Man” is an arched back erotic livewire definition.



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