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  1. Jan 25,  · Recorded in the winter of , this was the first album Otis Spann made in his tragically short life. Also on the date was Robert Lockwood, Jr., the step-son of one of the most extraordinary blues singers who ever recorded, the late Robert Johnson. Like his step-father, Robert Lockwood, Jr., also sings with biting, coruscating passion/5(37).
  2. Otis Spann was simply the greatest blues pianist who ever lived and Nat Hentoff knew how to best give him free reign. A stunning recording that I would easily place in the top 10 blues recordings ever/5(37).
  3. Otis Spann was a very good blues singer, but this part of his talent tended to be overlooked in favour of his nimble and robust runs and fills on the keyboard. The selections on CHICAGO BLUES were recorded just a few years before Spann's untimely death in It is /5(7).
  4. Otis Spann may not have been the blues, but he was sure close to being the blues pianist. Spann provided wonderful, imaginative, tasty piano solos and better-than-average vocals, and was arguably the best player whose style was more restrained than animated.9/
  5. Spann's masterful blues licks, Cotton's harmonica work, and Rivers's guitar come together to make music that sporadically causes shivers at the nape of the neck and is uniformly pleasing. The vocal work is more than competent and ranges from slow blues like "One More Mile" to happy tunes, "I've Got a Feeling", to a spirited version of "Dust my Broom"/5(14).
  6. Otis Spann's Chicago Blues (also released as Nobody Knows My Troubles) is an album by blues pianist and vocalist Otis Spann recorded in Chicago at two sessions in and released by .
  7. Walking the Blues is an album by blues pianist and vocalist Otis Spann recorded in New York in by Candid Records but not released until by the Barnaby label.
  8. Super Black Blues Band Featuring T-Bone Walker, Big Joe Turner, Otis Spann: Super Black Blues Band Featuring T-Bone Walker, Big Joe Turner, Otis Spann - Super Black Blues (Album) 11 versions: Flying Dutchman, BluesTime: BTS , BT CTH: US: Sell This Version.

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