Rest in peace, Otis Clay

By Libra Boyd
Gospel Music Fever

GMF extends heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Otis Clay.  Remembrances flooded social media in the hours following the soulful multi-genre singer’s unexpected passing on Friday evening, January 8.

His cover of Thomas Dorsey’s “When the Gates Swing Open” became the definitive version for me as well as many traditional gospel music lovers.

Read Howard Reich’s article on Clay’s career and legacy here: Chicago Tribune | Chicago soul legend Otis Clay dead at 73