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Author Topic: Otis Rush, RIP  (Read 170 times)

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Online Johnm

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Re: Otis Rush, RIP
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2018, 05:17:17 PM »
God, was Otis Rush great.  An amazing guitarist and possibly an even better singer.  I only got to see him perform once or twice and felt like he was a musician, rather than an entertainer, which I certainly didn't object to, since I came to hear music.  He was just taking care of business, which was fine with me.  I have to admit I didn't know he was still alive, and thought he had passed a while ago, but I guess he had been incapacitated for some time.  I hope he is peaceful now.

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Re: Otis Rush, RIP
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 06:30:17 PM »
Jeezus. Clapton and Page mentioned in the first paragraph. SMH... too sad.
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Re: Otis Rush, RIP
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2018, 07:01:02 PM »
I kick myself for missing some of the guys who are gone now.  But I saw Otis Rush in Denver (30+ years ago?) and he was great. RIP.

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Re: Otis Rush, RIP
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2018, 07:21:53 PM »
Also, what Rivers said.  Why on earth does an artist like Otis Rush need to be validated other than on his own terms?
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Re: Otis Rush, RIP
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2018, 06:19:08 AM »
One of the best ever. Man, could he make that Epiphone Riviera wail.

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Re: Otis Rush, RIP
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2018, 07:45:24 PM »
Otis Rush was a genius. For anyone new to this the Cobra recordings are the best of the best.

https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Otis-Rush-Recordings-1956-1958/dp/B00004YLOA

Also, get the Cobra box set:

https://www.amazon.com/Cobra-Records-Story-Chicago-1956-1958/dp/B000003CKV
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