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Good Morning Mr. Blues

Otis Spann

Available in 192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit AIFF, FLAC and 11.2896 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz DSD / DSF high-resolution audio formats

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1
Good Morning Mr. Blues
Otis Spann; Lonnie Johnson
3:23
2
Love, Love, Love
Otis Spann; Lonnie Johnson
2:32
3
Riverside Blues
Otis Spann; Lonnie Johnson
3:23
4
Must Have Been The Devil
Otis Spann; Lonnie Johnson
2:54
5
Jelly Roll Baker
Otis Spann; Lonnie Johnson
4:11
6
Trouble in Mind
Otis Spann; Lonnie Johnson
3:31
7
Worried Life Blues
Otis Spann; Lonnie Johnson
4:09
8
T.B. Blues
Otis Spann; Lonnie Johnson
4:15
9
Spann's Boogie
Otis Spann; Lonnie Johnson
2:14
10
Don't You Know?
Otis Spann; Lonnie Johnson
4:31
11
Goin' Down Slow
Otis Spann; Lonnie Johnson
4:45
12
The Skies are Blue
Otis Spann; Lonnie Johnson
3:35
13
Keep Your Hands Out of My Pocket
Otis Spann; Lonnie Johnson
2:52
14
Boots and Shoes
Otis Spann; Lonnie Johnson
3:16
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    49:31
Good Morning Mr. Blues from Chicago pianist Otis Spann has been cherished by audiophiles over the decades since its initial LP release. Remastered with the proprietary 2xHD Fusion process, it is now available in all high-resolution formats. Recorded in Copenhagen for the Storyville label in 1962 while Spann was on tour with Muddy Waters, the material showcases the pianist in an unusual setting, unaccompanied or in duet with a single supporting guitar. Spann interprets blues standards and his own originals, many of which seem like spur-of-the-moment improvisations. Because of the clarity of both the sound and the sparseness of the accompaniment, the album constitutes a valuable document of Chicago blues piano at its finest.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 11.2896 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz DSD – 2xHD Studio Masters


From 2xHD:

In the constant evolution of its proprietary mastering process, 2xHD has progressed to a new phase called 2xHD FUSION, integrating the finest analogue with state-of-the-art digital technology.

The mastering chain consists of a selection of high end vacuum tube equipment. For the recordings on this album, the original ¼” 15 ips CCIR master tapes were played on a Nagra-T tape recorder, modified with high end tube playback electronics, wired from the playback head directly to a Telefunken EF806 tube, using OCC silver cable. The Nagra T, with its four direct drive motors, two pinch rollers and a tape tension head, has one of the best transports ever made. A custom-built carbon fibre head block and a head damping electronic system permit 2xHD FUSION to obtain a better resolution and 3D imaging.

The resulting signal is then transformed into high-resolution formats by recording it in DSD11.2 kHz using a Merging Technologies Horus A to D converter. All analogue and digital cables that are used are state of the art. The 2xHD FUSION mastering system is powered by a super capacitor power supply, using a new technology that lowers the digital noise found in the lowest level of the spectrum. A vacuum tube NAGRA HD DAC (DSD) is used as a reference digital playback converter in order to A and B with the original analogue master tape, permitting the fusion of the warmth of analogue with the refinement of digital.

2xHD mastering: René Laflamme
2xHD executive producer: André Perry

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