SOU-145585

Otis Spann The Hard Way + 4 Bonus Tracks

12,39 €

Product details

2-CD SET

INCLUDES 4 BONUS TRACKS

The legendary Otis Spann gained renown as Muddy Waters' pianist throughout the latter musician's classic period of electric Chicago blues. Spann was also influential as a member of the Chess label's house-band, which backed a roster of blues giants and big selling artists. However, Spann's importance extended beyond his work as a sideman. He showed off his brilliance as a blues vocalist on a series of splendid recordings in a well-lived (though not extensive) solo career.

This quintessential 2-CD set presents Otis' prolific session in New York City, on August 23rd, 1960. The date was produced by Nat Hentoff, and featured guitar master Robert Lockwood, Jr., with some vocal help from “St. Louis Jimmy” Oden. All of these fabulous numbers have been remastered in this special collector's edition which also includes 4 bonus tracks. They consist of songs Spann taped as a soloist in the mid-1950s. This is a truly indispensable set for any blues fan.

PERSONNEL:

OTIS SPANN, vocals and piano, plus:

ROBERT LOCKWOOD Jr., guitar and vocals
“St. LOUIS JIMMY” ODEN, vocals

Recorded at Fine Studios, New York City, August 23, 1960.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

CD 1 TOTAL TIME: 73:05

01. THE HARD WAY
02. TAKE A LITTLE WALK WITH ME
03. OTIS IN THE DARK
04. LITTLE BOY BLUE
05. COUNTRY BOY
06. BEAT-UP TEAM
07. MY DAILY WISH
08. GREAT NORTHERN STOMP
09. I GOT RAMBLING ON MY MIND #2
10. WORRIED LIFE BLUES
11. IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE DEVIL
12. OTIS BLUES
13. GOING DOWN SLOW
14. HALF AIN'T BEEN TOLD
15. MONKEY FACE WOMAN
16. THIS IS THE BLUES
17. EVIL WAYS

CD 2 TOTAL TIME: 60:41

01. COME DAY, GO DAY
02. WALKING THE BLUES
03. BAD CONDITION
04. MY HOME IS IN THE DELTA
05. INSTRUMENTAL BOOGIE (aka SPANN AND BOB)
06. COW COW BLUES
07. TALKIN' THE BLUES
08. BABY CHILD
09. ONE DOGGONE REASON
10. STRANGE WOMAN BLUES
11. IT HURTS ME TOO
12. THE GIRL I LOVE

BONUS TRACKS (1954-1956)
13. IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE DEVIL (original version)
14. FIVE SPOT
15. I'M LEAVING YOU
16. I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU BABY

Reference: SOU-145585
Label: Soul Jam
Label code: 600852
Format: CD
Number of discs: 2
EAN: 8436542019057