Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Walkin


Even though they aren't credited on this side of the record (they are on the flip) I'm pretty sure this is Fleetwood Mac as the backing band. The two songs have the same exact sound. Why one side has their name printed, and the other doesn't is anybody's guess... The late 1960s were a mysterious time.

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3 comments:

Gerard Herzhaft said...

You're right. This is Otis Spann with Fleetwood Mac from 1969 Chicago session. Note that Mike Fleetwood is not on the drums, this is Odie Payne. Otis felt that Mike was not an adequate blues drummer and agreed to record with Peter Green and Dany Kirwan but not Fleetwood.

Rockin' Jeff said...

Thanks for the info. I have that 'Fleetwood Mac in Chicago' LP, the flip side of this single is on that, but this tune isn't. It wasn't enough members of the group to make the cut i guess.

Gerard Herzhaft said...

This track doesn't come from the double LP "Fleetwood Mac in Chicago (or at Chess)". It was recorded some months later (january 1969) by british producer Mike Vernon for his Blue Horizon label. There is Otis playing the piano and singing; Peter Green; Dany Kirwan; Jack Mc Vie and Odie Payne on drums because Otis thought Mike Fleetwood was too heavy for the blues sound he wanted. You can here this entire session, issued and unissued tracks on LP, on the CD "Otis Spann: Complete Blue Horison Sessions" (http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Blue-Horizon-Sessions-Spann/dp/B000F2C7PO/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1361134885&sr=1-1&keywords=otis+spann+complete+blue+horizon)
All the best

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