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Otis Spann, “A Sad Day in Texas”

Otis Spann, part 5

Here’s another one, “Spann’s Blues.”

Otis Spann part 4

Here’s Otis Spann doing “Tain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do.”  Spann’s take on this is part of my office’s hold music.

Otis Spann, part 3

This is Muddy Waters’s piano player, with the Muddy Waters band (you can briefly hear James Cotton on harmonica late in the performance) at the 1960 Newport Folk Festival, performing “St. Louis Blues.”

Otis Spann, Part 2

Here’s some more Otis Spann.  You can see bass player Willie Dixon briefly in this one.  They are performing “Blues Don’t Like Nobody.”

Otis Spann on piano

I’m going to get the music posts going, and focus for a while on blues piano players.

Otis Spann was born in Jackson in 1930 and began playing piano at age 8.  He moved to Chicago in 1946 and began playing with Muddy Waters in 1952, remaining as a full time member of the […]