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Title:
Best of the Vanguard years
Author:
Spann, Otis, 1930-1970.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : Vanguard Records, [1999]

â„—1999
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (63 min., 11 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Tracks 1-5 are from the album Chicago/The Blues/Today! Volume 1, 1966; tracks 6-15 are from the album Cryin' Time, 1969; tracks 16-18 are previously unreleased.

Program notes by Wayne Robins laid in container.

Compact disc.
Language:
English
Contents:
Marie (2:27) -- Burning fire (3:15) -- S.P. blues (2:51) -- Sometimes I wonder (3:26) -- Spann's stomp (2:19) -- Home to Mississippi (3:26) -- Blues is a botheration (3:59) -- You said you'd be on time (4:42) -- Cryin' time (3:08) -- Blind man (3:18) -- Some day (4:34) -- Twisted snake (2:59) -- Green flowers (3:42) -- New boogaloo (2:07) -- Mule kicking in my stall (3:30) -- Blues jam (4:00) -- He's got the whole world in his hands (4:36) -- My God (3:41).
UPC:
015707953726
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

Summary

Most of the 18 songs on this fine, if slightly lackluster, compilation come near the end of Spann's 15-year run with Muddy Waters, placing them in the mid- to late '60s. There's plenty of talent here and some of the songs are among the best of Spann's solo efforts, but too much of it seems overly polished compared with the raw, stellar session piano work he did with Waters a decade earlier. Still, a decent assessment of the blues great's final years. ~ Michael Gallucci


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