Sad News: The Gates Have Swung Open For Otis Clay!
Reader sending sincere condolences to the family and friends of 2013 'BLUES HALL OF FAME' Inductee 'OTIS CLAY'. The gates have truly swung open for the Mississippi-born singer.
The music industry had pegged Otis Clay as an R&B soul singer while the church world viewed him a gospel titan.
Otis Clay - whose gruff, tenor-tinged voice on blues songs such as "Trying to Live My Life Without You" varied from his haunting but hopeful baritone on gospel standards like "When the Gates Swing Open" and, "Sending Up My Timber". Clay died suddenly of a heart attack at 6:30 p.m. January 8, 2016, said his daughter, Ronda Tankson. Source: