Otis Waygood Blues Band
Original album cover
2001 CD release
LP: 1970, EMI Parlophone, PCSJ (D) 12063
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Very boring cover! Long before Metallica or Prince had "black albums", Otis Waygood had this cover which was a gatefold and folded open to reveal... more black! The January 2001 CD re-issue has a much more interesting cover.
'I Can't Keep From Crying' was written by Blind Willie Johnson and not by John Renbourn as listed on album cover.
Freak Emporium Website: Excellent album from one of South Africa's best kept secrets, this is slow acid blues with amazing fuzz guitars and gentle passages with flute playing to die for. Long extended jams on certain tracks get heavier and heavier much like the way Grand Funk built on slower tracks like 'I'm Your Captain'. Co-incidently the album was produced by Clive Calder who also played keyboards with the band after working with said band. Tracks 1-9 are from the self titled debut while 10-12 are from the dark 1971 album 'Ten Light Claps and a Scream'. Highly recommended.
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