L U C I L L E   S P A N N with Mighty Joe Young at Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972; source: Atlantic SD2-502
Lucille Spann with Mighty Joe Young
at Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972

source: gatefold of Atlantic SD2-502
 O T I S   a n d   L U C I L L E   S P A N N; source: Cover of Spivey 1010; photographer: Dennis Chalkin
Otis & Lucille Spann
source: cover of Spivey 1010
photographer: Dennis Chalkin

Lucille Spann
b. Mahalia Lucille Jenkins, June 23, 1938 in Bolton, Mississippi
d. August 2, 1994 in Vicksburg, Mississippi

discography

This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
All I know about the resp. artist's / label's musical output is shown on this page. To purchase out-of-print records I recommend an ebay, gemm or google search. And - sorry for that - I have not the time to answer any e-mails asking me about further information, let alone duplicating out-of-print recordings I happen to own.

Stefan Wirz   www.wirz.de

Lucille Spann 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11968The Bluesmen of the Muddy Waters Chicago Blues Band, vol. 2
with Otis Spann, Lucille Spann, Luther Johnson, Sammy Lawhorn, Little Sonny Wimberley, S.P. Leary, Paul Oscher, Pee Wee Madison, Willie Smith

- Blues Trot (Otis Spann, p)   @ youtube
- Diving Mama (Otis Spann & Victoria Spivey, voc)   @ youtube
- Been Hurt (Luther Johnson, voc)   @ youtube
- Last Night (Pee Wee Madison, voc)   @ youtube
- Blues For Spivey (Otis Spann, p)   @ youtube


- Wonder Why (Lucille & Otis Spann, voc) #   @ youtube
- Funky Broadway (Little Sonny Wimberly, voc)   @ youtube
- Mother and Son (Otis Spann & Victoria Spivey, voc)   @ youtube
- How Much More (Sammy Lawhorn, voc)   @ youtube
- She's My Baby (Otis Spann, voc, p)   @ youtube


P-Vine CD bonus tracks
- Yes Sir! Boss (Muddy Waters Blues Men)
- Take Webster's Word For It (alt.tk.) (Victoria Spivey & Muddy Waters Blues Men)
- I'm A Bad Boy (Otis Spann)
- Going Back Home (Otis Spann)

# rec. 1966 in New York; Otis Spann, voc, org, p; Lucille Spann, voc; Luther Johnson, g; Sammy Lawhorn, g; Little Sonny Wimberly, b; S.P. Leary, dr

click to enlarge !

click to read annotated trak list !
Spivey 1010

Spivey discography

click to enlarge !
= P-Vine PCD-93209
(Jp 2009)

21968Otis Spann: The Bottom Of The Blues

- Heart Loaded With Trouble
- Diving Duck

- Shimmy Baby #
- Look Like Twins *
- I'm A Fool #

- My Man #   @ youtube
- Down To Earth #
- Nobody Knows
- Doctor Blues


rec. November 20, 1967 in New York City; Otis Spann, voc, p; # Lucille Spann, voc; * Muddy Waters, Luther Johnson, Sam Lawhorn, g; George Buford, hca; Sonny Wimberley, b; S.P. Leary, dr; prod. by Bob Thiele
notes by Sheldon Harris

Bluesway BLS 6013 (US)

notes by Sheldon Harris



= EMI Stateside SSL 10255
(UK 1968)

notes by Sheldon Harris

= Philips 843533 BY stereo
(Germany 1968)

notes by Sheldon Harris

= Beat Goes On BGOLP 92
(1990)

= Beat Goes On BGOCD 92

(=) MCA 11202 (US 1995)

Bluesway discography

   

- Chains Of Love

rec. September 26, 1968 in Los Angeles, Ca.; Lucille Spann, voc; Shakey Jake, hca; Otis Spann, p; Luther Allison, g; Robert "Big Mojo" Elem, b; Francis Clay, dr
World Pacific unissued

Capitol CD 36288 (1997)

   

- Love With A Feelin'   @ youtube

rec. October 2, 1968 in Los Angeles, Ca.; Lucille Spann, voc; Otis Spann, p; George 'Harmonica' Smith. hca; Muddy Waters, Luther Allison, g; Lawrence "Little Sonny" Wimberley, b; S.P. Leary, dr
World Pacific unissued

Capitol CD 36288 (1997)

31968Saint Louis Jimmy / Lucille & Otis Spann

Saint Louis Jimmy With Jimmy Odens Blues Soul Stirrers
- Going Down Slow *


Lucille & Otis Spann
- Night Time Is The Right Time #

* rec. Chicago; St. Louis Jimmy, voc; Little Brother Montgomery, p; b; dr

# rec. c.1968 in Chicago. Ill.; Otis Spann, voc, el-p; Lucille Spann, voc; Muddy Waters, Luther Allison, g; Lawrence "Little Sonny" Wimberley, b; S.P. Leary, dr

Ebony 1000
(prob. not issued)
41970Otis Spann: Cryin' Time

- Home To Mississippi
- Blues Is A Botheration
- You Said You'd Be On Time
- Cryin' Time

- Blind Man #

- Some Day #
- Twisted Snake
- Green Flowers
- The New Boogaloo
- Mule Kicking In My Stall


CD bonus tracks:
- Blues Jam
- He's Got The Whole World In His Hands #
- My God

rec. March 7, 20 & 21, 1968 in Chicago; Otis Spann, voc, p, org; Barry Melton, g; Luther Johnson, g; Jos Davidson, b; Lonnie Taylor, dr; # Lucille Spann, voc
notes by Otis Spann



Vanguard VSD 6514

= Vanguard KICP-2510 (Jp)

(=) Vanguard CD 79537
(1999) "The Best of the
Vanguard Years"

   

- Country Girl *
- Get On Down To The Nitty Gritty # *
- Long Distance Call # *
- I Got My Mojo Working # *
- Chains Of Love *
- Stomp With Spann *
- My Baby (Sweet As An Apple) § *
- I Wonder Why *
- My Man *
- Since I Fell For You
- Stormy Monday

rec. April 2-4, 1970 in Boston; Otis Spann, p; Lucille Spann, voc; Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson, # g + voc, § g; Peter Malick, g; Ted Parkins, b; Richard Ponte, dr; prod by Peter Malick
unissued

* Mr. Cat Music
MCAT 1014 (2000)

51972?LUCILLE SPAN   MIGHTY JOE'S YOUNG BLUES BAND [sic]

- Womans Lib [sic] (102-A)   @ youtube
- What You Do To Your Woman (102-B)

rec. 19?? in Chicago, Ill.; Lucille Spann, voc; Mighty Joe Young, g; ???; prod. by Al Smith



Torrid 102
61972?LUCILLE SPANN & THE CHICAGO BLUES BAND

- Country Girl Returns Part 1 (BOB 0013-A)
- Country Girl Returns Part 2 (BOB 0013-B)

rec. 19?? in Chicago, Ill.; Lucille Spann, voc; prod. by Al Smith





Torrid TOR-5000
71973Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972

Michael Turner
- Introduction
Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers
- Kitchen Sink Boogie
Koko Taylor
- Wang Dang Doodle
Bobby Blue Bland
- Ain't That Loving You
Dr. John
- I Walk On Guilded Splinters
Junior Walker & the All Stars
- (I'm A) Roadrunner / These Things Will Keep Me Loving You

Bonnie Raitt
- Tribute to Fred McDowell
Howlin' Wolf
- Highway 49
Muddy Waters
- Honey Bee
CJQ
- Form Kinetic



John Sinclair, Muddy Waters, Lucille Spann
- Festival Dedication To Otis Spann
Lucille Spann with Mighty Joe Young
- Dedicated To Otis   @ youtube
Freddie King
- Goin' Down
Luther Allison
- Please Send Me Someone To Love
Boogie Brothers With Sister Sarah Brown
- My Last Meal

Johnny Shines
- Dust My Broom
Otis Rush
- Gambler's Blues
Sippie Wallace with Bonnie Raitt
- Women Be Wise
Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra
- Life Is Splendid


rec. September 10, 1972 live at the Otis Spann Memorial Field, Ann Arbor, MI; prod. by Gary Grimshaw and John Sinclair

The Boogie Brothers were Sister Sarah Brown, b; Johnny Nicholas, voc, g; Steve Nardella, hca


Atlantic SD2-502 inner gatefold

DLP



Atlantic SD2-502

8 LP box set
45 rpm 180 gram

Classics (2004)

81974Lucille Spann: Cry Before I Go

- Cry Before I Go   @ youtube
- Meat Ration Blues   @ youtube
- Country Girl   @ youtube
- Make You Feel Like A Bigger Man   @ youtube
- Sky Is Crying

- Everybody's Fishing
- Got My Mojo Workin'
- Can't Stand To Leave You
- Queen Bee
- Daddy Let Me Love You
- Wine Head Woman   @ youtube

rec. 1973 in Chicago, Ill.; Lucille Spann, voc; Detroit Junior, p; Mighty Joe Young, g; Eddie Taylor, g; James Green, b; Willie Smith, dr; Carey Bell, hca; prod. by Al Smith
notes by
Mahalia "Lucille" Spann



Bluesway BLS 6070

Bluesway discography

93/1995Otis Spann: Down To Earth
The Bluesway Recordings

- Popcorn Man
- Brand New House
- Chicago Blues
- Steel Mill Blues
- Down On Sarah Street
- T'ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do
- Nobody Knows Chicago Like I Do (Party Blues)
- My Home Is In The Delta
- Spann Blues
- Heart Loaded With Trouble #
- Diving Duck #

- Shimmy Baby #
- Look Like Twins #
- I'm A Fool #
- My Man #
- Down To Earth #
- Nobody Knows #
- Doctor Blues #


# previously Bluesway BLS 6013 (1968)
notes by Bill Dahl

MCA 11202 (US)
101997Chicago Blues Masters Vol. 3

disc 1
Shakey Jake Harris
- Everything Gonna Be Alright
- Hold That Bus, Conductor
- Stollin' The Strip
- Respect Me Baby
- I Will Always Love You
- Three Times Seven
- Father On Up The Road
- A Hard Road To Travel
- Save Your Money, Baby
- Too Hot To Hold
- Long Distance Call
- Don't Answer The Door
- Love Me Baby

- Chains Of Love #
James Cotton
- Sky Is Falling
- Long Distance Operator
- I'm A Free Man
- Can't Live Without Love
- Kiddy Boy


disc 2
George Smith
- Mellow Down Easy
- Can't Hold On Much Longer
- My Babe
- Juke
- West Helena Woman
- Tell Me Mama
- Last Night
- You Better Watch Yourself
- Key To The Highway
- Everything's Gonna Be Alright
- Too Late

- Love With A Feelin' #
- Goin' Down Slow
- Just A Feelin'
James Cotton
- She Moves Me
- Tonight I Wanna Love Me A Stranger
- Nose Open
- Goodbye My Lady
- Georgia Swing

# Lucille Spann, voc; George 'Harmonica' Smith. hca; compiled by Billy Vera

2 CD set
notes by Keith Briggs

Capitol CD 36288
112000Otis Spann: Last Call
Live at Boston Tea Party, April 2, 1970

- Country Girl
- Get On Down To The Nitty Gritty #
- Long Distance Call #
- I Got My Mojo Working #
- Chains Of Love
- Stomp With Spann
- My Baby (Sweet As An Apple) §
- I Wonder Why
- My Man

hidden track:
- Blues For Otis (Peter Malick, voc, g)

rec. April 2-4, 1970 in Boston, MA; Otis Spann, p; Lucille Spann, voc; Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson, # g + voc, § g; Peter Malick, g; Ted Parkins, b; Richard Ponte, dr; prod by Peter Malick
notes by Peter Malick


click to read notes !
Mr. Cat Music MCAT 1014

= Conqueroot CD 2001



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, p. 415, 499-501
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- New York 1987, p. 476
- http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/ebony.html
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Back cover of Bluesway BLS 6070

thanks to Alan Balfour for additional info / scans

 

L U C I L L E   S P A N N; source: HARRIS 1987, p. 476
Lucille Spann
source: HARRIS 1987

L U C I L L E   S P A N N and Homesick James at  Ann Arbor Blues Festival, September 9, 1973; photographer: Steve LaVere - postcard taken from The Blues - A Book of Postcards (Pomegranate Artbooks) 1989 Stephen C. LaVere - Revised 1993
Lucille Spann and Homesick James at Ann Arbor Blues Festival, September 9, 1973
photographer: Steve LaVere - postcard taken from The Blues - A Book of Postcards (Pomegranate Artbooks) 1989 Stephen C. LaVere - Revised 1993

L U C I L L E   and   Otis   S P A N N; source: Blues Revue #50 (September 1999), p. 27; photographer: Moses Glidden
Lucille and Otis Spann
source: Blues Revue #50 (September 1999), p. 27; photographer: Moses Glidden

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