Otis Spann - The Biggest Thing Since Colossus
Otis Spann - The Biggest Thing Since Colossus
Otis Spann - The Biggest Thing Since Colossus
Otis Spann - The Biggest Thing Since Colossus

Otis Spann - The Biggest Thing Since Colossus

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Otis Spann (Piano & Vocals) [click here to see more vinyl featuring Otis Spann]

Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), John McVie (Bass), S.P Leary (Drums).

Written by Otis Spann (A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B3, B4, B5), Rosco Gordon (B1), Jimmy Witherspoon (B2)

1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : Unspecified

Label : Pure Pleasure Records

Original Label : Blue Horizon

Recorded on January 9th 1969 at Tempo Studio's, New York U.S.A

Produced by Mike Vernon

Originally released in 1969

Re-Mastered by Ray Staff at Alchemy Studios, Soho, London U.K

Tracks :

Side A :

1. I Need Some Air
2. Dig You
3. Aint Nobody's Business
4. It was a Big Thing
5. She Needs Some Loving

Side B :

1. Someday My Baby
2. My Love Depends On You
3. No More Doggin
4. Walkin
5. Tempreture Is Rising (100.2F)


Reviews :

« In January of 1969, British power blues quintet Fleetwood Mac came to Chess Records studios to jam with the likes of Willie Dixon, S.P. Leary, Honeyboy Edwards, and longtime Muddy Waters' pianist Otis Spann. The sessions were so rich and fruitful that three-fifths of the Mac (specifically bassist John McVie and guitarists Peter Green and Danny Kirwin) impressed Spann enough to cut a record with them at the same sessions. While the classic "Country Girl" and a seven-minute "Someday Soon Baby" (which features a lengthy intro from Green on which Spann can be heard barely off mic telling the rest of the band to "let him play on") ended up on the Mac's Blues Jam at Chess double set: remaining cuts included "Dig You" and "Walkin'" and are a near perfect match of Spann's exciting, emotive singing and the Mac's youthful muscle. The Biggest Thing Since Colossus was released on Mac manager/producer/strongman Mike Vernon's London-based Blue Horizon label. » AllMusic Review by John Duffy

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 palaying, which is probably at it's peak on these recordings, makes for a blues album of substance. "The Biggest Thing Since Colosusss" is probably on of the most underated Blues albums.

Ratings :

AllMusic : 3 / 5

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