This day (April 29, 1935), in Philadelphia, Mississippi, is born Otis Rush, a blues musician, singer and guitarist.
Wikipedia : This day (April 29, 1935), in Philadelphia, Mississippi, is born Otis Rush, a blues musician, singer and guitarist.
Official Site : Since the 1950s when he had his first chart topping hit on Cobra Records, I Can’t Quit You Baby, Rush has gone on to influence musicians such as, Michael Bloomfield, Peter Green, Eric Clapton, Santana, Luther Allison, Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
@allmusic : Once again, a series of personal problems threatened to end Rush’s long-overdue return to national prominence before it got off the ground. But he’s been in top-notch form in recent years, fronting a tight band that’s entirely sympathetic to the guitarist’s sizzling approach.
@last.fm : By 1954 he had begun to play the guitar in earnest, inspired first by the rugged Delta blues of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf and then by the recordings of B.B and Albert King. Rush gained enough respect in Chicago blues circles for the composer and bass player Willie Dixon to help him secure a recording contract with Cobra Records in 1956.
Video : Piazza Blues Festival (2001) . Lonely Man (1997) . Homework (1994) . w/ Eric Clapton & Luther Allison
- Every Day I Have The Blues (1986) . Will my woman be home tonight (1983) . I Can’t Quit You Baby (1966) .