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Otis Rush: Unheralded Blues Master!

Posted by V.B., June 7, 2012 06:34pm | Post a Comment
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Otis Rush

In 1956, Willie Dixon was lured from Chess Records to be the musical director of the newly formed Cobra label.  He signed the relatively unknown Otis Rush, and the stage was set for some of the deepest Chicago blues ever recorded.  Otis had amazing pipes and played a mean left-handed blues guitar.  Perhaps more importantly, Willie Dixon was able to get an otherworldly sound on his singles.

Otis Rush Cobra
 Otis Rush in a 1957 Cobra publicity shot.


All Your Love


Keep On Loving Me Baby


I Can’t Quit You Baby


Live in Berlin, 1968

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