Missed Blues Birthdays – 14 Feb

Posted on: Saturday, Feb 17, 2007

GRAND, OTIS [FRED BISHTI] b. 1950-0214, BEIRUT, LEBANON
MAGIC SAM b. 1937-0214, GRENADA, MS

Here’s the link between these two birthday boys. If you watch the YouTube video of Magic Sam to the end, after singing a beautiful “All your love” he plays one of those guitar boogies that Otis used to close his show with.

Flickr photo Otis Grand – Milano – 2 Agosto 2006, originally uploaded by Black Crow.



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Grahame

February 17th, 2007 at 16:27
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Happy birthday Otis! Miss the big fella playing these parts – he always put on a cracking show and puts together some top bands. Think about who has been in his line-ups – Mads and Mike Andersen, Constance Honey, Orlando Shearer, Jonny Henderson – just to name a few! The new album sounds great – will have to check it out!

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Ken

February 17th, 2007 at 17:02
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I believe that he has now left the UK and is based somewhere in the US. I recall that it was one of the Carolinas but I could be mistaken.

Yep! He always put on a good show and could certainly put together and
lead a band.