The Blues Never Die!

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Boasting fellow Chicago blues dynamo James Cotton on both harmonica and lead vocals, The Blues Never Die! is one of Otis Spann's most inspired albums. When this session was recorded for Prestige's Bluesville subsidiary in 1964, Spann was still best known for playing acoustic piano in Muddy Waters' band. But The Blues Never Die! which Fantasy reissued on CD in 1990 on its Original Blues Classics imprint shows that he was as great a leader as he was a sideman. From Willie Dixon's "I'm Ready" a Chess gem Spann had played numerous times with Waters and Elmore James' "Dust My Broom" to Cotton's spirited "Feelin' Good" and Spann's dark-humored "Must Have Been the Devil," Spann...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Boasting fellow Chicago blues dynamo James Cotton on both harmonica and lead vocals, The Blues Never Die! is one of Otis Spann's most inspired albums. When this session was recorded for Prestige's Bluesville subsidiary in 1964, Spann was still best known for playing acoustic piano in Muddy Waters' band. But The Blues Never Die! which Fantasy reissued on CD in 1990 on its Original Blues Classics imprint shows that he was as great a leader as he was a sideman. From Willie Dixon's "I'm Ready" a Chess gem Spann had played numerous times with Waters and Elmore James' "Dust My Broom" to Cotton's spirited "Feelin' Good" and Spann's dark-humored "Must Have Been the Devil," Spann and Cotton enjoy a very strong rapport on this consistently rewarding date.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Obc
  • UPC: 025218053020
  • Catalog Number: 530
  • Sales rank: 67,774

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Blues Never Die (3:40)
  2. 2 I Got A Feeling (2:50)
  3. 3 One More Mile To Go (3:45)
  4. 4 Feelin' Good (3:25)
  5. 5 After Awhile (3:57)
  6. 6 Dust My Broom (2:40)
  7. 7 Straighten Up, Baby (2:30)
  8. 8 Come On (2:38)
  9. 9 Must Have Been The Devil (2:38)
  10. 10 Lightnin' (2:40)
  11. 11 I'm Ready (3:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Otis Spann Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
James Cotton Harmonica, Vocals
S.P. Leary Drums
Muddy Waters Guitar
Milton Rector Bass, Electric Bass
James "Pee Wee" Madison Guitar
Dirty Rivers Guitar
Technical Credits
James Cotton Contributor
Samuel Charters Producer
S.P. Leary Contributor
Milton Rector Contributor
Pete Welding Liner Notes
James "Pee Wee" Madison Contributor
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