Good Morning Mr. Blues (2017)

Spann, Jones, Johnson, Williamson

Otis Spann

The recordings on this album were made in 1962 in Copenhagen for the Storyville label while Spann was on tour with Muddy Waters. They represent Spann in an unusual setting for him – unaccompanied or in duet with a single supporting guitar. In this set, Spann interprets both blues standards and his own originals. Many of these originals have the aspect of spurof- the-moment improvisations, which testifies to his mercurial gift as a pure blues story-teller. Because the clarity of both the recording and the sparseness of the accompaniment, this album constitutes one of the most valuable documents currently available of the Chicago style of blues piano playing at its best

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Good Morning Mr. Blues (2017)

Spann, Jones, Johnson, Williamson

Otis Spann

Mastering Engineer: 2xHD Mastering by René Laflamme
Mastering Room:

For the recordings on this album, the original ¼”
15 ips CCIR master tapes were played on a Nagra-T tape recorder,
modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired from the
playback head directly to a Telefunken EF806 tube, using OCC
silver cable. The Nagra T, with its four direct drive motors, two
pinch rollers and a tape tension head, has one of the best transports
ever made. A custom-built carbon fiber head block and a
head damping electronic system permit 2xHD FUSION to obtain a
better resolution and 3D imaging.
The resulting signal is then transformed into high resolution formats
by recording it in DSD11.2kHz using a Merging Technologies’
Horus A to D converter

Producer: Originally produced by Karl Emil Knudsen
Recording location: Recorded October 16, 1962 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD256

This album was recorded to Analog tape. It was then transferred to the DSD bit rate indicated above.

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Tracks.
1.
Good Morning Mr. Blues
Spann
00:03:23   N/A
2.
Love, Love, Love
Spann
00:02:32   N/A
3.
Riverside Blues
Williamson
00:03:23   N/A
4.
Must Have Been The Devil
Spann
00:02:54   N/A
5.
Jelly Roll Baker
Johnson
00:04:11   N/A
6.
Trouble in Mind
Jones
00:03:31   N/A
7.
Worried Life Blues
Spann
00:04:09   N/A
8.
T.B. Blues
Spann
00:04:15   N/A
9.
Spann's Boogie
Spann
00:02:14   N/A
10.
Don't You Know?
Spann
00:04:31   N/A
11.
Goin' Down Slow
Spann
00:04:45   N/A
12.
The Skies are Blue
Spann
00:03:35   N/A
13.
Keep Your Hands Out of My Pocket
Spann
00:02:52   N/A
14.
Boots and Shoes
Spann
00:03:16   N/A

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