OTIS SPANN

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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 waxings between 1953 and 1969, his rippling 88s providing the drive on Waters' seminal 1960 live version of "Got My Mojo Working" (cut at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival, where Spann dazzled the assembled throng with some sensational storming boogies).

The Mississippi native began playing piano by age eight, influenced by local ivories stalwart Friday Ford. At 14, he was playing in bands around Jackson, finding more inspiration in the 78s of Big Maceo, who took the young pianist under his wing once Spann migrated to Chicago in
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Otis Spann Is The BluesOtis Spann Is The Blues
Candid Records 2000
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Down to Earth: Bluesway RecordingsDown to Earth: Bluesway Recordings
Mca 1995
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Blues Masters Vol. 10Blues Masters Vol. 10
Storyville 2009
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Walking the BluesWalking the Blues
Candid Records 1989
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Hard WayHard Way
Soul Jam 2015
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Biggest Thing Since ColossusBiggest Thing Since Colossus
Music on Vinyl 2014
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OTIS SPANN Discography

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OTIS SPANN Otis Spann Is The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Otis Spann Is The Blues
Blues 1960
OTIS SPANN The Blues Is Where It's At (aka Nobody Knows Chicago Like I Do aka Blues Collection 17) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Blues Is Where It's At (aka Nobody Knows Chicago Like I Do aka Blues Collection 17)
Blues 1963
OTIS SPANN The Blues Of Otis Spann (aka Half Ain't Been Told) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Blues Of Otis Spann (aka Half Ain't Been Told)
Blues 1964
OTIS SPANN Otis Spann's Chicago Blues (aka Nobody Knows My Troubles) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Otis Spann's Chicago Blues (aka Nobody Knows My Troubles)
Blues 1965
OTIS SPANN The Blues Never Die! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Blues Never Die!
Blues 1965
OTIS SPANN Portraits In Blues (aka Otis Spann aka Good Morning Mr. Blues aka Blues Masters, Vol. 10) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Portraits In Blues (aka Otis Spann aka Good Morning Mr. Blues aka Blues Masters, Vol. 10)
Blues 1968
OTIS SPANN The Bottom Of The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Bottom Of The Blues
Blues 1968
OTIS SPANN Otis Spann With Fleetwood Mac ‎: The Biggest Thing Since Colossus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Otis Spann With Fleetwood Mac ‎: The Biggest Thing Since Colossus
Blues 1969
OTIS SPANN Cracked Spanner Head album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cracked Spanner Head
Blues 1969
OTIS SPANN Sweet Giant Of The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sweet Giant Of The Blues
Blues 1969
OTIS SPANN Cryin' Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cryin' Time
Blues 1969
OTIS SPANN I Was Raised In Mississipi album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Was Raised In Mississipi
Blues 1971
OTIS SPANN Otis Spann Featuring: St. Louis Jimmy And Robert Lockwood, Jr : Walking The Blues (aka Candid Spann, Vol. 2 aka Delta Blues) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Otis Spann Featuring: St. Louis Jimmy And Robert Lockwood, Jr : Walking The Blues (aka Candid Spann, Vol. 2 aka Delta Blues)
Blues 1972
OTIS SPANN Otis Rides Again album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Otis Rides Again
Blues 1980
OTIS SPANN Take Me Back Home album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Take Me Back Home
Blues 1984
OTIS SPANN This Is The Blues (aka My Home Is In The Delta) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
This Is The Blues (aka My Home Is In The Delta)
Blues 1989

OTIS SPANN EPs & splits

OTIS SPANN Otis Spann, Sammy Lawhorn, Victoria Spivey ‎: Up In The Queens Pad! A Musical Parlor Social Deluxe!! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Otis Spann, Sammy Lawhorn, Victoria Spivey ‎: Up In The Queens Pad! A Musical Parlor Social Deluxe!!
Blues 1980

OTIS SPANN live albums

OTIS SPANN The Everlasting Blues vs. Otis Spann album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Everlasting Blues vs. Otis Spann
Blues 1969
OTIS SPANN Otis Spann With Muddy Waters & His Band : Live The Life album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Otis Spann With Muddy Waters & His Band : Live The Life
Blues 1997
OTIS SPANN Last Call - Live At The Boston Teaparty - April 2nd, 1970 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Last Call - Live At The Boston Teaparty - April 2nd, 1970
Blues 2000

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