Otis Spann : The Hard Way [Otis Spann Is The Blues, 1960] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Το “Otis Spann Is The Blues” [έχουν υπάρξει και άλλοι διεκδικητές του επίζηλου τίτλου] είναι ένα άλμπουμ που ο κορυφαίος πιανίστας, περισσότερο γνωστός για τη συνεργασία του με τον Muddy Waters, κυκλοφόρησε το 1960. Απ’ αυτό διαλέγουμε το εναρκτήριο κομμάτι.

Otis Spann Is The Blues” [there have been others also claiming the enviable title] is an album that the great piano player, best known for his collaboration with Muddy Waters, released in 1960.
From this one we pick the opening song.

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❝ I came up the hard way, I just about raised myself
You, lord, came up the hard way, I just about raised myself
I been in and out of trouble
But I never begged no one for help
I don’t speak educated
Because peoples, I have not none
Yes I don’t speak educated, ’cause my people, that I have none
But I’m done, just about good else peoples
People who have some
They said 26 letters in the alphabet
People said I can’t must spell my name
They said 26 letters in the alphabet
People said I can’t even spell my name
But you know I can go long so smoothly
People don’t bother me just the same
After a few years passed
I soon learned how to sign my name
Yes, after a few years passed
I learned how to sign my name
Still each letter in the alphabet, they to me, seem the same
Some people call me the dumb boy
But that don’t pay me no mind
Yeah, some people call me the dumb boy
But please don’t pay them no mind
‘Cause every number in the alphabet look the same
Maybe I don’t revel rest to know mine  ❞



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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!