Otis Spann - The Biggest Thing Since Colossus


Pure Pleasure Records (Blue Horizon)



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APPR 63217
EAN: 5060149620090
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

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"Based upon the diversity of music, quality of product and their extraordinary rate of progress, Pure Pleasure Records is our re-issue record company of the year."
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Remastered by Ray Staff from the original quarter-inch analog master tapes and pressed at Pallas in Germany.

During the sixties, there was the British blues boom containing many blues bands, one of the finest being Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac. In January of 1969, Fleetwood Mac were at Chess Studios, Chicago, jamming with the likes of Willie Dixon, Honeyboy Edwards, S.P. Leary, J.T. Brown and longtime Muddy Waters pianist Otis Spann. The end result of those sessions was the classic double album Blues Jam At Chess.

The rapport between Mac and Otis Spann was such that they recorded another whole album together, The Biggest Thing Since Colossus. Otis Spann is his usual emotive and exciting self, feeling totally relaxed alongside his regular drummer, S.P. Leary. This coupled with Peter Green’s guitar playing, which is probably at its peak on these recordings, makes for a blue album of substance. The Biggest Thing Since Colossus is probably one of the most underrated blues albums. Long out of print.

1. My Love Depends on You
2. Walkin'
3. It Was a Big Thing
4. Temperature Is Rising (100. 2 F)
5. Dig You
6. No More Doggin'
7. Ain't Nobody's Business
8. She Needs Some Loving
9. I Need Some Air
10. Someday Baby

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

how blue can you get?

posted on 03/27/2008
5 Stars
Reviewer: Bruce Lonie
Quite simply a "must" for any blues fan. The brilliant Otis Spann supported by the equally brilliant Peter Green before he "lost it". I believe B B King once described "Greeny" as the best blues guitarist of all time and this recording is confirmation of that. Also worth checking out is Green's Blue Horizon collaboration with Eddie Boyd (7641 South Rhodes). Also a "must have".

Excellent, un must.

posted on 10/10/2005
5 Stars
Reviewer: Alain Delrieu - Strasbourg France
Excellent disque, un bijou qui devrait avoir sa place dans toute discothèque de blues digne de ce nom.

Great performance, so so sonics

posted on 07/14/2005
5 Stars
Reviewer: Stefan Grebe
Great performance, great music, but the sonics are a little compressed, recording level also low.

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