“The Blues Never Die!” by Otis Spann - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1965Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

At this time, the Dakar-born multi-instrumentalist Ousmane Diallo is around 30-years-old. He had left Senegal in the 1960s to study traditional music in the Cote D’Ivoire. Newly formed by the bandleader, Les 4 Femmes Dans Le Vent (The 4 Women in The Wind) are: Fatou Sakho, Fatou Talla Ndiaye, Fatou Thiam Samb, Khady Diouf. He's noted for his uncompromising political views. Gleaning information from Google Translate I'm led to believe he's very much a man-of-the-people: “//What Senegalese do not know Ouza, the spokesman of the voiceless, the one who stigmatizes the evils of his country, the one who warns, the one who tells of the suffering of his people, his nation, his continent!” Ouza sounds alright to me.

n.b. This LP is out-of-print, but you can download it from the wonderful Global Groove. Get it here.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [03:40] 6.0.png Otis Spann - The Blues Never Die (Otis Spann) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A2 [02:50] 6.2.png Otis Spann - I Got A Feeling (Otis Spann) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [03:45] 5.4.png Otis Spann - One More Mile To Go (James Cotton) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [03:25] 6.0.png Otis Spann - Feelin’ Good (James Cotton) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [03:57] 5.5.png Otis Spann - After Awhile (Otis Spann) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [02:40] 8.0.png Otis Spann - Dust My Broom (Robert Johnson, Elmore James) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [02:30] 6.6.png Otis Spann - Straighten Up, Baby (James Cotton) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [02:38] 6.5.png Otis Spann - Come On (Otis Spann) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [02:38] 6.0.png Otis Spann - Must Have Been The Devil ‘64 (Otis Spann) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [02:40] 6.7.png Otis Spann - Lightnin’ (James Cotton) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B6 [03:03] 6.0.png Otis Spann - I’m Ready (Willie Dixon) Blues / Rhythm n Blues

© The Jukebox Rebel 2005-2020 All Rights Reserved