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Otis Spann - The Hard Way - The August 23, 1960 New York Studio Masters download album

  • Performer: Otis Spann
  • Title: The Hard Way - The August 23, 1960 New York Studio Masters
  • Genre: Blues
  • Formats: VOC WAV MP4 MP2 DTS AU VOX
  • Released: 2015
  • MP3 album: 1926 mb
  • FLAC album: 1832 mb
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Otis Spann - The Hard Way - The August 23, 1960 New York Studio Masters download album

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

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. Not that he couldn't rock the house, but Spann's forte was making you think as well as making you dance, and the tracks on Otis Spann Is the Blues will do both. The Hard Way. Otis Spann.

Worried Life Blues Recorded August 23, 1960. Musicians: Otis Spann, piano, vocals Robert Lockwood, J. guitar, vocals. Selections: 1. The Hard Way 2. Take A Little Walk With Me 3. Otis In The Dark 4. Little Boy Blue 5. Country Boy 6. Beat-Up Team 7. My Daily Wish 8. Great Northern Stomp 9. I Got Rambling On My Mind 10. Worried Life Blues. Recorded August 23, 1960.

Album: Otis Spann Is the Blues, 1960. Recorded at Fine Recording Studios, New York City, NY, August 23, 1960.

Otis Spann Is The Blues - The Hard Way @ youtube - Take A Little Walk With Me @ youtube - Otis In The Dark (Spann piano solo) @ youtube - Little Boy Blue @ youtube - Country Boy @ youtube - Beat-Up Team @ youtube - My Daily Wish (4:10) @ youtube - Great Northern Stomp (instr) @ youtube - I Got Rambling On My Mind no. 2 @ youtube - Worried Life Blues @ youtube rec. August 23, 1960 at Fine Recording Studios in New York, NY; Otis Spann, voc, p; Robert Lockwood, g, voc; engineered by George Piros; prod. by Nat Hentoff photography/design by Frank Gauna  . May 4, 1964 at Decca No. 2 studio, West Hampstead, London, UK; Otis Spann, voc, p; Memphis Slim, p; Muddy Waters, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Willie Smith, dr rec.

In 1956, he recorded two unreleased tracks with Big Walter Horton and Robert Lockwood. He recorded a session with the guitarist Robert Lockwood, Jr. and vocalist St. Louis Jimmy in New York on August 23, 1960, which was issued on the albums Otis Spann Is the Blues and Walking the Blues. A 1963 session for Storyville Records was recorded in Copenhagen. The Blues Is Where It's At, Spann's 1966 album for ABC-Bluesway, includes contributions from George "Harmonica" Smith, Waters, and Sammy Lawhorn. In 2012, Silk City Records released Someday which featured live and studio performances from 1967 produced by the noted blues guitarist Son Lewis. In 1972, the site of the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival was named "Otis Spann Memorial Field".

Title The Hard Way + 4 Bonus Tracks. 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, J. with some vocal help from St. Louis Jimmy Oden. 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 J. guitar and vocals St. LOUIS JIMMY ODEN, vocals

Tracklist

CD ONE
1 The Hard Way 5:04
2 Take A Little Walk With Me 3:28
3 Otis In The Dark 4:36
4 Little Boy Blue 3:42
5 Country Boy 4:27
6 Beat-Up Team 6:00
7 My Daily Wish 4:29
8 Great Northern Stomp 4:17
9 I Got Rumbling On My Mind #2 4:05
10 Worried Life Blues 4:20
11 It Must Have Been The Devil 3:44
12 Otis Blues 4:16
13 Going Down Slow 3:58
14 Half Ain´t Been Told 4:42
15 Monkey Face Woman 4:56
16 This Is the Blues 3:10
17 Evil Ways 3:51
CD TWO
1 Come Day, Go Day 4:11
2 Walking The Blues 4:56
3 Bad Condition 4:21
4 My Home Is In The Delta 3:13
5 Instrumental Boogie 3:21
6 Cow Cow Blues 4:16
7 Talki´n The Blues 5:44
8 Baby Child 4:28
9 One Doggone Reason 2:43
10 Strange Woman Blues 3:54
11 It Hurts Me Too 4:57
12 The Girl I Love 3:48
Bonus Tracks (1954-1956)
13 It Must Have Been The Devil (Original Version) 2:44
14 Five Spot 2:46
15 I´m Leaving You 2:43
16 I´m In Love With You Baby 2:36

Credits

  • Engineer – George Piros
  • Guitar – Robert Lockwood Jr.
  • Piano – Otis Spann
  • Producer – Nat Hentoff
  • Vocals – Otis Spann, Robert Lockwood Jr.

Notes

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

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 436542 019057


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