Otis Rush was an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter. His distinctive guitar style featured a slow-burning sound and long bent notes. With qualities similar to the styles of other 1950s artists Magic
Sam and Buddy Guy, his sound became known as West Side Chicago blues and was an influence on many musicians, including Michael Bloomfield, Peter Green and Eric Clapton.
This live set brought to you at mid-price was recorded at Joe’s Place in Boston on 5th April 1973. It contains a selection of his top tracks at that time.
Rush was elected to the Blues Hall of Fame in 1984 and in 2015 Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 53 on its 100 Greatest Guitarists list. He died in September 2018.
1. Watermelon Man
2. It Takes A Little Time
3. I Can’t Quit You Baby
5. Gamblers Blues
6. Please Love Me
7. Double Trouble
8. Everything’s Gonna Work Out Fine
9. Please Please Please