Bobby Rush Similar Artists

Kenny Neal - 100% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 October 1957, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The oldest son in Baton Rouge’s most famous musical family, six of whom are professional musicians, Neal was groomed throughout the 90s for blues stardom, but in a time of transition it remains an aim rather than an achievement.Neal accompanied his father to gigs from an early age, was given his first Read more

Charlie Musselwhite - 53% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues Documentaries
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 January 1944, Mississippi, USA. Musselwhite grew up in Memphis where he was inspired to learn harmonica by hearing Sonny Terry on the radio. In 1962, he moved to Chicago, performing with Johnny Young, Big Joe Williams and J.B. Hutto. He also linked up with another white blues musician, Mike Bloomfield, before the latter went on to join Paul Butterfield’s group. Musse Read more

Shemekia Copeland - 53% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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10 April 1979, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. With her mind firmly set on college and a future in psychiatry, Copeland made her professional debut at the tender age of 16 when she opened shows for her father Johnny Copeland in 1995 as his health began to fail. As soon as she was propelled into performance at clubs such as Manny’s Car Wash in New York and New Brun Read more

Albert King - 52% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Blues Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Albert Nelson, 23 April 1923 (although three other dates have also been published), Indianola, Mississippi, USA, d. 21 December 1992, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Despite the fact that his work has been overshadowed by that of his regal namesake B.B. King, this exceptional performer was one of the finest in the entire blues/soul canon. King’s first solo recording, ‘Bad Read more

Slim Harpo - 51% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Moore, 11 January 1924, Lobdel, Louisiana, USA, d. 31 January 1970, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. The eldest in an orphaned family, Moore worked as a longshoreman and building worker during the late 30s and early 40s. One of the foremost proponents of post-war rural blues, he began performing in Baton Rouge bars under the name Harmonica Slim. He later accompanied Lightn Read more

Jimmy Dawkins - 50% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues Blues Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 October 1936, Tchula, Mississippi, USA. Dawkins taught himself to play blues guitar in the early 50s and moved to Chicago in 1957, forming his own band two years later, while also working club dates with bluesmen such as Jimmy Rogers and Magic Sam. Dawkins is an expressive singer and a strong, inventive guitarist, and in the latter capacity he has been called on for recor Read more

Little Milton - 48% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: R&B / Soul Blues Pop / Rock Christian & Gospel Jazz
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Michael Burks - 48% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues Documentaries
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1957, Milwaukee, USA. Coming from a long line of musicians, Burks was taught to play the guitar at an early age by his bass playing father. He began playing live at the age of six and by his teens was playing regularly in his father’s Bradley Ferry Country Club in Camden. The closure of the club in the mid-80s forced Burks to reassess his musical career, and he found wo Read more

Otis Rush - 47% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Blues
Decades Active: 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 Read more

Tab Benoit - 47% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues Documentaries Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 November 1967, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Benoit started out playing classic rock cover versions in local bands. A gifted young guitarist, he was satisfied with this kind of music until a friend played him a copy of a Buddy Guy record. His musical world turned upside-down, Benoit set about recreating Guy’s deep-rooted emotion, adopting his style and researching mor Read more

Tony Joe White - 46% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Drama Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 July 1943, Oak Grove, Louisiana, USA. A country singer and songwriter, White was also tagged with the label ‘swamp rock’, a musical genre he helped to create. Raised on a cotton farm in Louisiana, he formed his first band, Tony White & His Combo, while still in his teens. He then formed Tony Joe And The Mojos before defecting to Texas to start Tony’s Tw Read more

Buddy Guy - 38% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Blues R&B / Soul Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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George Guy, 30 July 1936, Lettsworth, Louisiana, USA. An impassioned and influential guitarist, Buddy Guy learned to play the blues on a rudimentary, home made instrument, copying records he heard on the radio. By the mid-50s he was sitting in with several of the region’s leading performers, including Slim Harpo and Lightnin’ Slim. In 1957 Guy moved north to Chicag Read more

Tinsley Ellis - 38% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 June 1957, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Like many American musicians of his generation, Ellis first took up the guitar at the age of seven, inspired by groups in the late 60s British blues rock invasion. While playing in rock bands, he took an increasing interest in the work of Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker and particularly in guitarists Freddie King, Buddy Read more

Allen Toussaint - 37% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: R&B / Soul Cajun & Zydeco Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Cajun & Zydeco Documentaries Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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14 January 1938, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. This influential artist first came to prominence in the mid-50s as the touring piano player with Shirley And Lee. The duo’s producer, Dave Bartholomew, began using Toussaint on several recording sessions, including those of Smiley Lewis and, on a handful of occasions, Fats Domino. The artist’s solo debut came in 1958 wi Read more

Johnnie Taylor - 36% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Disco Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 May 1938, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, USA, d. 31 May 2000, Dallas, Texas, USA. Having left home at the age of 15, Taylor surfaced as part of several gospel groups, including the Five Echoes and the Highway QCs. In 1956 he joined the Soul Stirrers, replacing Sam Cooke on the latter’s recommendation. Taylor switched to secular music in 1961; releases on Cooke’s Sar a Read more


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