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Sweet Giant Of The Blues Original recording remastered

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An integral member of the nonpareil Muddy Waters band of the 1950s and '60s, pianist Otis Spann took his sweet time in launching a full-fledged solo career. But his own discography is a satisfying one nonetheless, offering ample proof as to why so many aficionados considered him then and now Chicago's leading post-war blues pianist. Spann played on most of Waters' classic Chess ... Read more in Amazon's Otis Spann Store

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  • Audio CD (31 Mar. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Ace
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,284 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Got My Mojo Working 3:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sellin' My Thing 7:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Moon Blues 4:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I'm A Dues Payin' Man 3:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  8. Make A Way 4:23£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Otis Spann was discovered by a white audience in the latter part of the 1950s. As Muddy Waters pianist and de facto band leader he appeared on many of his greatest recordings including Got My Mojo Working and I Just Wanna Make Love To You . He accompanied Muddy on tour in the UK in 1958 and at the Newport Folk Festival. Spann made few of his own records, until he went solo in 1968. In the year and a half until his untimely death in 1970 he made several albums, including Sweet Giant Of The Blues produced by Bob Thiele. Teamed with some top-level West Coast session musicians, the set contains some well-placed revivals such as Got My Mojo Working but was mainly a showcase for some fantastic Spann originals. It was his final recording session. This is the first time the LP has been issued on CD, and the audio is taken direct from the original analogue masters.

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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ricky on 26 April 2014
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one of the best blues pianists in the history of the blues.stand alone or with the great muddy band.what a loss to the music on his early death.
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Spann is tops 4 Oct. 2014
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An over looked gem now available thanks to Ace records. To this day Spann remains one of the all time blues greats. Also, great guitar playing on this recording.
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