Sunday, 10 May 2009

OTIS SPANN - CRYIN' TIME (VANGUARD 1969) master edition



While the Muddy Waters sideman is best known for piano, his soulful organ steals the show on this late-'60s release. His singing is serviceable, helped by wife Lucille Spann on two cuts. Country Joe & the Fish co-founder Barry Melton plays lead guitar, with Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson taking the second chair. - by Mark Allan, AMG
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Undoubtedly,the finest blues pianist of the late Fifties & Sixties,Otis Spann recorded "Cryin' Time"in 1968 (but released in 1970) with a great band that included not only Muddy Waters' guitarist Luther Johnson but also Country Joe & The Fish's guitarist Barry Melton.
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Personnel:
Otis Spann (Piano, Organ and Vocals)
Lonnie Taylor (Drums)
Jos Davidson (Bass Guitar)
Barry Melton (Guitar)
Luther Johnson (Guitar)
Lucille Spann (Vocals) - 5,6

Tracks:
1. Home to Mississippi (Otis Spann) 3:26
2. Blues Is a Botheration (Otis Spann) 4:02
3. You Said You'd Be on Time (George Spink/Otis Spann) 4:46
4. Cryin' Time (Otis Spann) 3:11
5. Blind Man (Traditional) 3:18
6. Some Day (Otis Spann) 4:35
7. Twisted Snake (Otis Spann) 3:02
8. Green Flowers (McKinley Morganfield) 3:44
9. The New Boogaloo (Otis Spann) 2:09
10. Mule Kicking in My Stall (Otis Spann) 3:29
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4 comments:

Killing floor said...

I take this because of Lucille Spann.!
Thank you for good job.

troods said...

You have got a kick-ass collection hee. Otis Spann deserves the attention and you are giving it. Like the write-ups from all-music. Gives folks a flavor. Thank you.

rabidgod said...

Love him. Thanks!

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