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In the family.

Postby houndog » Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:19 pm

Hello,
my bro posted me to day to say he has been asked to play in the house band for Otis Grand over here in N.Britland...and he asked me what's the gig.

Now fellow travellers...I had to say I didn't know as I have never heard Otis Grand, but he is a player who I have seen on Blues mags etc...any tips .."Idiot's guide" ...Bass Players Convention Working Agreement ?

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Postby houndog » Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:06 pm

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Postby ricochet » Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:39 pm

From Google:

http://www.otisgrand.com/

http://www.mysticrecords.co.uk/otis.htm

And a whole lot more.

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Postby sandy » Fri Jun 24, 2005 11:14 am

I've seen Otis Grand and have a couple of CDs of his. He's a good player and puts on a really good show. I have heard, but don't quote me, that he is not the easiest person in the world to work with. The time I saw him was as part of a package covering various elements of the blues, and he was playing some swing/jump blues stuff, but the albums are more straight ahead electric blues. I'd go and see him again. I don't know if this helps??
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Postby houndog » Sat Jun 25, 2005 9:16 am

Thanks Rico + Sandy,
I have passed on the links , transpires that he is now also playing bass for Runrig as the usual botoom end plonker has had hand surgery, and as he has been on the rd. crew he should know the set list.
http://www.runrig.co.uk/

Interestingly enough the Otis + "difficult muso" is something I heard too, but more on the having done porrage side !

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Postby sandy » Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:26 pm

I think I read that someone who worked with him had heard he was an exacting task master, but that they hadn't found this to be so, but when I spoke to someone who knew someone who worked with him, they intimated that it was indeed so. Not revealing my sources, though.

I have two CDs, Perfume & Grime, and Grand Union (with Anson Funderburgh and Debbie Davies) both of which are good.
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