The Biggest Thing Since Colossus
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RecordedJanuary 9, 1969
StudioTempo Sound Studio, New York City
LabelBlue Horizon
ProducerMike Vernon
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The Biggest Thing Since Colossus is an album by Americanblues musician Otis Spann, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). The album is also notable for the fact that Spann's backing band on this occasion were members of Fleetwood Mac, who were touring in America at the time. Spann had been involved in the recording of the Blues Jam at Chess album, and a rapport had been struck between Spann and the British band, which led to their participation on Spann's new album.[1]

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It was agreed beforehand that Spann's friend and longtime associate S.P. Leary would play drums on the album, and Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood did not take part in the recording. GuitaristsPeter Green and Danny Kirwan, and bassistJohn McVie all contributed to the sessions.

'Walkin' was released as a single in some countries, with 'Temperature Is Rising (98.8°F)' (a different version to that found on the album) on the B-side. Another track was recorded at the sessions, 'Blues for Hippies', which was not included on the album.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Otis Spann except where indicated.

  1. 'My Love Depends on You' – 5:22
  2. 'Walkin' – 2:54
  3. 'It Was a Big Thing' – 3:26
  4. 'Temperature Is Rising (100.2°F)' – 6:13
  5. 'Dig You' – 3:04
  6. 'No More Doggin' (Rosco Gordon) – 3:00
  7. 'Ain't Nobody's Business' (Jimmy Witherspoon) – 5:15
  8. 'She Needs Some Loving' – 3:08
  9. 'I Need Some Air' – 4:40
  10. 'Someday Baby' – 3:02

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  • Otis Spann – piano, vocals
  • Peter Green – guitar
  • Danny Kirwan – guitar
  • John McVie – bass guitar
  • S.P. Leary – drums


  • Producer – Mike Vernon
  • Engineer – Warren Slaten
  • Sleeve Design / Photography – Terence Ibbott
  • Recorded at Tempo Sound Studios in New York City, U.S.
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  1. ^'The Biggest Thing Since Colossus review at Allmusic'. Allmusic. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  2. ^Lewry, Peter (1998). Fleetwood Mac: The Complete Recording Sessions 1967–1997. London: Blandford. ISBN0-7137-2724-1. OCLC40608634.
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