Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Tomo, Mar 1, 2012.
Otis Rush.... 1966
Now THAT'S how its done
That is very nice indeed!!
Otis Rush - one of the greatest. As silly as this may sound, his playing is sexy. He combines the sweetness of B.B. King with the sassy attitude of Albert King.
The best finger vibrato....the singing string...
That pretty much nails it!
THE REAL KING OF THE BLUES!
Tomo, if you like Otis Rush, check out the following albums. If you want me to send you a copy of any of them, just message me and I'll send them to you. Always happy to expose people to more Otis Rush blues.:
Live at Wise Fools Pub Chicago
So Many Roads: Live in Japan
Live in Europe (Nancy, France Jazz Pulsations 1977)
Right Place, Wrong Time
Cold Day in Hell
Some of my faves from youtube, although his best work isn't on YT but the albums mentioned above.
When Otis was on, he was unbeatable as a singer/guitar player. King of the singing string, indeed!
Yeah!-Also, dig up the old Cobra singles-Double Trouble...
One of my favorites........king of the slow blues, imo.
Good call, Tomo
oh yeah. some real Blues action for a change. nice one there Tomo.
This is the blues and will be "the blues" a thousand years from now. We often discuss what is the blues, who's keeping it alive, where is it going, etc. Like many of us, I love how Robben Ford, Larry Carlton, Robert Cray, SRV, and others like them (including Tomo) have taken the blues foundation in some amazing directions, but we need to find new names for what they do. Thanks Tomo.
OTIS, better than all off them...
Otis Rush: King Biscuit Fest by JustToClarify, on Flickr[/IMG]
This shot is from the King Biscuit Fest in Helena, 7 or 8 years ago.
Style, tone, voice, all so smooth. I always have at least one of his CDs in my truck at all times, usually "Lost In The Blues."
Years back Carey Bell told me that Otis had some eccentricities. While they were touring Europe, Otis was in the middle of a train song and proclaimed:
"I think I hear it comin' now!" He laid his guitar on a stool, then left the stage and didn't return. It was the first song of his set!
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, it's a secret!
Tomo, I can't believe that Otis wasn't much bigger and well known than he was!! Truly the epitome of Chicago blues! I have a friend who lives in your neck of the woods that reminds me of Otis. Maybe you've heard of him,, Mike Welch?
While never forgetting his playing, I would also have to say Otis has a good voice too