He is very probably the best Chicago bluesman. And I love Luther Allison, so I put him in very high acclaim. The entire Cold Day In Hell album is probably the best example of how intense Otis is. He's also one of the main reasons Clapton got so deeply into the blues, according to an autobio I read.
man... that Chicago tone. noth'n beats it. Man... what is with modern blues these days? using chorus pedals and using those weeky clean tones. y'all forgot how to over drive a microphone. Lets get back to the gritty gritty. Otis' sounds... that's were it was AT!!
great blues. you might want to check out [artist]B.C. Williamson[/artist], who is a fictional blues artist with an endlessly complicated backstory, spanning over 60 years. and now he has a 22-track compilation album coming out.
"The Greatest Blues Singer Who Never Lived."
a truly underrated guitar influence on many modern players. great music. some of you people might like to check out my music of a similar era... [url]http://www.last.fm/music/B.C.+Williamson[/url] god bless