Tag Archives: Muddy Waters

OTIS SPANN-SWEET GIANT OF THE BLUES.

OTIS SPANN-SWEET GIANT OF THE BLUES. For many people, Otis Spann will always be remembered as Muddy Waters’ pianist. Granted Otis spent fifteen years as a member of Muddy Waters’ band. However, there’s much more to Otis Spann’s career that that. Much more. No wonder. Otis Spann was without doubt, one of the greatest postwar …

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LOUISIANA RED-DEAD STRAY DOG.

LOUISIANA RED-DEAD STRAY DOG. When eventually, the history of the blues is written, Louisiana Red’s name will loom large. His career began in 1949, when when he first recorded for Chess Records. Then in 1963, Louisiana Red released his debut album The Lowdown Back Porch Blues. That was the first of over fifty albums Louisiana …

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MUDDY WATERS-ELECTRIC MUD.

MUDDY WATERS-ELECTRIC MUD. The album I am about to review is one that, upon its release, had the effect of dividing the opinion the artist’s fans and also, opening up the artists music to a new, wider audience. That album is Muddy Water’s 1968 release Electric Mud. Electric Mud had the effect of reviving Water’s …

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