29 April 1934, Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA. A left-handed blues guitarist, Rush moved to Chicago where his impassioned singing and playing on I Cant Quit You Baby brought a Top 10 R&B hit in 1956. He became one of the young turks of the Chicago scene together with Buddy Guy, Freddie King and Magic Sam. I Cant Quit You Baby and other Cobra Records recordings (Double Trouble, All Your Love) from the same era inspired British guitarists such as Peter Green, Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor, who strived to recreate the starkly emotive quality of his solos. John Mayall opened the pivotal Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton with All Your Love and continued by making Rush more widely known in the UK with recordings of So Many Roads, I Cant Quit You Baby (also recorded by Led Zeppelin) and Double Trouble.
In the early 60s,...
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