R.I.P. Otis Rush

brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 26,007
One of the greatest of the West Side Chicago bluesmen has passed away at the age of 84 from complications due to a stroke suffered in 2003. 

R.I.P. Otis Rush




"Love and only love will break it down"
-Neil Young
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M.I.T.S.





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  • Damn. Just listened to him yesterday afternoon. Had a hell of a run.

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 26,007
    Damn. Just listened to him yesterday afternoon. Had a hell of a run.

    For sure.  If you ever happen to run across  any of the three in the Chicago/The Blues/Today series on Vanguard Records, snatch it/ them  up.   Some great Otis Rush numbers on this one, Volume 2:


    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • this thread needs a utube link   ;)
    respect

    Otis Rush: I`Cant Quit You Baby

  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 26,007
    this thread needs a utube link   ;)
    respect

    Otis Rush: I`Cant Quit You Baby

    That is SO cool! I'm, not sure who the bass player is on that number but, as an added bonus, what a thrill to see the incomparable blues drummer Fred Below* at work!  Oh yeah! 

    *Below was an important figure in the Chicago blues scene, working with Rush, Little Walter, Charlie Musselwhite, among others.

    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • otis 1st covered the willie dixon song in 1956 and made it a hit...way before some band called led zepplin came along and did it
    i love how timeless great blues songs are.
    guitar freaks unite!

    Govt Mule - I Can't Quit You Baby Rothbury 2009




  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 26,007
    otis 1st covered the willie dixon song in 1956 and made it a hit...way before some band called led zepplin came along and did it
    i love how timeless great blues songs are.
    guitar freaks unite!

    Govt Mule - I Can't Quit You Baby Rothbury 2009




    LOL, and 10,000 other bands. 
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of ChicagoPosts: 4,030
    One of the best, sad news 
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