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Otis : Still Groaning the Blues.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Otis Rush belongs to the roster of all the great Chicago bluesmen such as Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Freddie King and Buddy Guy. He is also one of the forebearers of electric blues guitar where Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mike Bloomfield and other first generation white boy blues guitar players got their starting licks from. Even Peter Green/Santana's "Black Magic Woman" is a take off from Rush's "All Your Love". But how come he never reached the status he deserves like his more successful contemporaries ?Bad luck, bad timing and probably bad management caused him to elude success. This release is yet on a new label (House of Blues) but perhaps his luck has changed this time. He managed to garner a Grammy for this album, I think more for the well deserved efforts in not giving up his lone crusade in delivering his kind of Blues than for the song contents.His Blues ? Yes, it is the same painful, slow vibrato'd guitar and voice outings he had been dishing out for the past 30 odd years. If you are new to Otis' work, this album is a definite buy and if you are familier with his past recordings, this CD should complete your collection as the album which finally broke the jinx."
Deserves To Be In Print!!!
tin2x | Staten Island, NY USA | 06/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As of writing this review this title is out of print. Astounding since it's one of the best blues albums EVER! That's right. Ever! I'm biased when it comes to Otis Rush because he's my favorite blues man, but this album is so good it should be in everyone's collection. I'd suggest getting his famous "Right Place, Wrong Time" before searching this one out as the other is legendary, but assuming you like anything you heard by Otis, you'll LOVE this. Even blues legends make some pretty mediocre and sometimes bad albums these days and a lot of the younger guys haven't hit their stride. But this is what those guys should be aiming at. It won't disappoint!"
" A GREAT ADDITION TO YOUR MODERN BLUES COLLECTION"
tin2x | 11/20/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Many times we associate the Chicago Blues sound with greats such as Buddy Guy, Little Walter and others. Rush is also a major player- oft overlooked- in the modern Blues era. His guitar licks are crisp and voice full of feel throughout the CD. It starts off great with "You Fired Yourself UP" and makes for excellent energy. A definate buy!"