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Otis Spann (March 21, 1930 – April 24, 1970) was an American blues musician whom many consider to be the leading postwar Chicago blues pianist.

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, United States, Spann became known for his distinct piano style.
Born to Frank Houston Spann and Josephine Erby. One of five children - three boys and two girls. His father played piano, non professionally, while his mother had played guitar with Memphis…

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  • Introducing new group [group]Fingerpickin' Good Blues[/group] representing this artist and many other great ones. Enjoy!
  • love!!!
  • Super Blues! http://goodtimecollective.bandcamp.com/album/preacher-the-bear-and-their-super-blues-sound
  • Incredible feel for the keys at slow tempo. Wish I'd listened much more, much sooner!
  • goodtimerecords, thanks for the suggestion - Preacher & The Bear, have Suburban Blues now, looking forward to it!
  • Could you imagine what splendid music Otis would have recorded had he lived beyond the young age of 40??? In 1969 he began recording with many electric bands, Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green's blues band, not the other thing) and could have been doing material with Clapton, Beck and Mayall. 40 years of age...what a shame.
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  • Blues hero :)
  • American Folk Blues Festival group: http://www.last.fm/group/American+Folk+Blues+Festival

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