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Otis Spann
Birth: Mar. 21, 1930
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 1970
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Musician. Born in Jackson, Mississippi, he was regarded as one of the most solid bottom blues piano players of his day. In 1946, he relocated to Chicago and became an integral member of the Muddy Waters band. Spann played on most of Waters' classic Chess recordings between 1953 and 1969, to include "Got My Mojo Working", "Hoochie Coochie Man", "I'm Ready" and "Just Make Love to Me". He also recorded with artist B.B. King, Eric Clapton, James Cotton and Fleetwood Mac. His solo work included the single, "It Must Have Been the Devil" (1954), albums "Otis Spann Is The Blues" (1960) and "The Blues Is Where It's At" (1966). He died of cancer in Chicago, Illinois, at age 40. His grave was poorly marked until June 1999, when a gravestone was finally installed thanks to funds raised by readers of Blues Revue Magazine. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Cancer
Burr Oak Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jun 13, 1999
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Otis Spann
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