Blues singer Lucille Spann earned a share of her famous husband’s spotlight | The Secret History of Chicago Music | Chicago Reader

Blues singer Lucille Spann earned a share of her famous husband’s spotlight 

Most of her recordings were with star pianist Otis Spann, but she released a great solo album in 1974.

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Since 2004 Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) has used the Secret History of Chicago Music to shine a light on worthy artists with Chicago ties who've been forgotten, underrated, or never noticed in the first place.

  • The title track of Lucille Spann’s only solo album, released in 1974
  • Lucille and Otis Spann’s first appearance on vinyl together, recorded in 1966 and released in ’68 on a compilation of material by Muddy Waters sidemen
  • Lucille Spann appeared on these two tracks from Otis’s 1970 LP Cryin’ Time.

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