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by Sista Otis and the Wholly Rollers

A lit match set to gasoline. A blend the best of Detroit from Motown to Electronica using Pop songwriting sensibility to deliver an orgy of sound to the listener.
Genre: Rock: Funk Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Didn't Do It
3:55 $0.99
2. Love is Spirutual
3:55 $0.99
3. Rollin' Stone
4:21 $0.99
4. Grass of Today
5:08 $0.99
5. Letter to Denine
4:32 $0.99
6. Beat on the Road
3:10 $0.99
7. Be My Self
4:00 $0.99
8. Mamma Look at Me
4:05 $0.99
9. Any Given Day
4:18 $0.99
10. Never Gonna Die
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Album Notes
This sound was born in Detroit, could only be born in Detroit. As the story goes, in a lil' Jazz club downtown after hours...a few drinks and clouds of reefer hangin' in the air...Lady Blues was feeling the Soul from Motown, so she Hip-Hopped up on Motown's lap, Rocked back and forth and got the Funk on. Meanwhile, Folk wondered in off the streets with crazy hair and dark shades and wrote the story down.
On that night, Sista Otis and the Wholly Rollers were conceived.

The, "Original Good Time Girl" Sista Otis released her Debut Award Winning studio Album, Worldwide Release in 2004. With air play in 12 different countries and coast to coast on college and public radio in the States, a write up in Roiling Stone, Advocate named her one of the top Indie Artist in the U.S. but the real proof in in the live performance. Sista Otis is a one woman band. A party with just a acoustic guitar, vocals and song writing with classic elements, reminiscent of the late 60's. Bringing her Singer/Songwriter Blues inspired rock-hip hop with gospel rhythms to The People. A Poet, Storyteller, Lyricist, Master Melody Maker and Improve Artist. Song structures so diverse and truly original yet so familiar and warm that you feel like you've heard them before. Strong with rhythm and addictive hooks and lyrics that hit the heart, head and stir your eternal soul. With saucy lil' numbers bout' having the bar tender pour another round to This love is spiritual. Shes sassy, charming and raw. She can easily do an adult show, kids show or a gospel show at the church on your corner. Knowing and understanding how to serve the people. She is, "The Original Good Time Girl" and the Good Time Revolution is in full effect when Otis i is up in the house.
.....Sooooo what are you waiting for? Book her in your venue now and let our team at Wholly Rollers Records send you posters, start pushing radio and press in your city.

* Mentioned in the Rolling Stone
* Featured on the cover of Metro Times
* Awarded 4 Detroit Music Awards
* Highest Nominated Band in Detroit. -DMA 2004
* Nominated for 29 Detroit Music Awards
* Voted Best Solo performer. -Real Detroit
* Voted for the Cultural Award. -The Annual Pride Banquet Ceremony

Highest Nominated Band in the 13 year history of DMA's.
Voted Outstanding Rock/Pop Recording.
Voted Outstanding Urban/Funk/Hip-Hop Recording.
-Detroit Music Awards, 2004

Voted Outstanding Acoustic Group
Voted Outstanding Recording (Never Gonna Die)
Voted Outstanding Instrumentalist
Voted Outstanding Acoustic Folk Artist/Group

"She has enough girl power to fuel a fire and enough soul to make James Brown proud."
-Rachel May, Detroit Free Press.

"Sista Otis has got to be one of the best songwriters to hit Detroit in a very long time."
-Aimee Spencer, Real Detroit

"Worldwide Release holds the potential as the record that can break open the national scene. And it's a great album, full of the variety and depth that Otis is known for. Each song sounds fresh and different from each other. One of the most interactive and fun acts I have seen, she clearly cares about and is unafraid of her audience."
-Lucie Bourgeau, The South End

"Her spunky -- sometimes spittingly so -- new disc is the kind of blast of self-confidence that says an artist has really arrived. Sista Otis is emerging as one of Detroit's most distinctive voices."
- Steve Byrne, Detroit Free Press

"Her spunky -- sometimes spittingly so -- new disc is the kind of blast of self-confidence that says an artist has really arrived. Sista Otis is emerging as one of Detroit's most distinctive voices."
-Steve Byrne, Detroit Free Press

"Sista Otis is a one-of-a-kind figure in the Detroit music scene."
-Melody Baetens, Detroit News

"Perhaps the brightest new light on the singer-songwriter scene, she calls her music "folk-hip-hop with a little rock 'n' roll." At the Detroit Music Awards in April, Sista Otis and her Wholly Rollers band delivered the night's most memorable performance, an energetic set that left an industry audience impressed. She's begun branching out of Detroit, touring coffeehouses and clubs -- and even busking on sidewalks in New York's Greenwich Village, where she often rakes in more than $40 an hour."
-Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press

"Motown's hippest folk sensation."
-Jason Michael, Between The Lines.

"Sista Otis is the hardest working women in Detroit Show-Business."
-Jim Dolzo, WDET.

"Legendary Country crooner Johnny Cash once wrote a song about a boy named Sue.
But around these parts, it's a girl named Otis that's getting all the attention. Sista Otis to be exact."
-Jason Michael, Between The Lines.



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Wholly guacamole...
Good gravy, it's terrific to finally hear a group with original lyrics, a strong front artist, and an exceptionally gifted band again. Thank you, your efforts and talents are very much appreciated: )

Susan (Mumzie) Rogala

Wow! Wow! Wow!!!
Oh Yeah Baby!!! This CD is HOT, HOT, HOT!!! Congrats to Sista Otis and The Wholly Rollers for puttin' out an awesome, original, and refreshing sound that I can't stop listening to!
Thanks to Layla for turning me on!

nikki wamsley

F#@%!N& AWESOME!! SO and the WR rawk! one of the best cd's you'll spin
(this cd) belongs in the spotlight by virtue of the strong personalities behind it and the even stronger material... the lyrics have real depth of understanding about what it means to be human in an imperfect world..., about love, about passions, about life... the music will get your groove on...the whole cd moves you... you'll sing, dance, breathe it in, love it... you'll be craving more, and guarantee, you'll never tire of it. there's no comparison, no genre, almost no limit to SO and the WR... just take a listen and find out for yourself. nothing short of amazing.... love love love ;)


Incredible CD
I love this CD! In fact, I loved it so much I bought two so I could give one to a friend!

DTW Entertainment

This young lady is Hot !
This CD is another work of art from Sista Otis. Nothing seems to surprise us anymore from this talented gem right out of the Motor City.

Justin K

First seen Sista Otis play this past April at reggea, bought the CD right after the show and ive seriously listend to it every day since then!, it Never Gets Old!.

Snow Productions

Refreshing, original sound. I could do a video for every song!
I heard about Sista Otis on and found myself returning to their page to listen to the songs. I ordered the CD from and got it delivered in no time. Thank God for CD's or this tape would be worn out already!


Deep with a Beat
This CD has such depth and meaning. Listen and be changed.

Jim Tinnes and Cindy Kissler from Montana

Uncle Jim and Cindy think it is just GREAT!!!!!!!!!!
Cindy and Uncle Jim were at the frist Sista song and she is now going strong. Keep up the good work girl!!! Love from Montana!!!!!!


Can we say awesome?
I accidentally discovered Miss Otis in passing through Detroit and loved what I heard from the beginning.It seems time only makes it better and I hope that they see even more success soon.This cd is awesome from start to finish!
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