Otis Rush

Genres: Blues Blues Pop / Rock Soundtrack
Tags: blues chicago blues blues rock guitar electric blues Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 April 1934, Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA. A left-handed blues guitarist, Rush moved to Chicago where his impassioned singing and playing on ‘I Can’t 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 Can’t 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 Can’t Quit You Baby’ (also recorded by Led Zeppelin) and ‘Double Trouble’.

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