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1956-1958 Cobra Recordings
Otis Rush
1956-1958 Cobra Recordings
Genres: Blues, Pop
 
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These are classic sides of groaning Chicago blues. Otis Rush began his career on the heels of Muddy Waters's success. The blues had become electrified and developed from a solo player's medium into the modern band sound. W...  more »

      
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All Artists: Otis Rush
Title: 1956-1958 Cobra Recordings
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Paula Records
Release Date: 7/15/1991
Genres: Blues, Pop
Styles: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Modern Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 097453000121, 097453034249

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These are classic sides of groaning Chicago blues. Otis Rush began his career on the heels of Muddy Waters's success. The blues had become electrified and developed from a solo player's medium into the modern band sound. With these debut recordings, Rush pushed the envelope. He creates an altogether more urban sound, built around his stinging guitar runs. He is backed by Chicago greats like Willie Dixon, Louis Myers, and Fred Below. This isn't a light or joyous music, but it's a gripping and compelling experience. When Rush titles a song "Groaning the Blues," you know why. "Double Trouble" is doomy and stirring. Several tracks are producer's attempts at more commercial sounds for Rush, and though they are nowhere near as good, they're a welcome reprieve. You'll listen to this repeatedly. --Robert Gordon

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Fabulous!
01/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Absolutely essential material for any blues fan despite the inclusion of a couple of very weak numbers. Skip past Jump Sister Bessie and go directly to Checking On My Baby. Exquisite playing and singing guaranteed to rattle your spine. Out of body experience a real possibility. It doesn't get any better than this. A true desert island disc."