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Otis Spann Is the Blues
Otis Spann
Otis Spann Is the Blues
Genres: Blues, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1

Recorded in the winter of 1960, 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 recorde...  more »

      
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All Artists: Otis Spann
Title: Otis Spann Is the Blues
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Candid Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 1/25/2000
Genres: Blues, Pop
Styles: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Piano Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 708857900121

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Recorded in the winter of 1960, 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. Otis played great imaginative, meaty piano blues, complementing his highly individual and expressive vocal style.

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Best blues ever
Davesdd3 | Washington | 01/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I heard track 15 on Music Match. Had to buy the album. Was I suprised to get the CD and see only 10 songs listed. Put it in the CD player anyway, and there are 6 unlisted tracks on the CD.
Track 15 is my favorite-- pulsing piano blues. Makes me wish I could play the piano.
If you want good clean blues, with promiment soundstage and clarity for all instruments and vocals, I suggest this album."
Excellent And A Must-Have For Blues Purists
LG | Arkansas USA | 05/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Too bad that Otis Spann died so young. He could have done so much more and been more of a legend. As it is, not too many people that are casual blues fans even know his name. I bought "Otis Spann Is The Blues" and listen to it over and over. He has an almost cosmic connection with his guitarist and there is one priceless cut on there where they talk all during the song...playing and never skipping a beat (!) just like old friends. It's charming and special. His songs about the hardship that he had gone through growing up brought tears to my eyes. He puts all of his heart and soul into the music. His piano style is powerful, clean, and with a driving bass beat. You couldn't ask for a better add to your blues collection."
Nothin' But The Blues
James Higgins | Hyde Park, MA United States | 10/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In addition to great blues, there is the extra bonus of there being 16 tracks rather than the 10 listed on Amazon and on the CD itself. There is no information on the other 6 tracks but more blues is more blues. This is a great record (sorry for dating myself). One song after another - just sublime. Who would think that a piano player/singer and a guitar player/singer could put so much potency into their music without the usual band make-up. Every song is a killer. Otis Spann is just the greatest blues pianist ever. No one is in his league. The songs that feature just him on piano or just him on piano and vocal show how great his is. The songs that have the guitar accompanying him show that Robert Lockwood Jr. is a tremendous guitar player. Low key and understated but adding a dimension to the songs that sends them into the stratosphere. All I can say is that if you love the blues or want to explore the blues, you will be glad you bought this record."