Personalities | Otis Rush | Sixties | Jazz & Blues

(Guitar, vocals, b. 1934)

Rush, who was born in Philadelphia, Mississippi, was – along with Buddy Guy and Magic Sam – part of the defining trinity of Chicago’s West Side sound. His 1950s Cobra Records singles ‘All Your Love (I Miss Loving)’ and ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby’ became standards. Rush is undoubtedly a genius, with a big soulful voice and an unpredictable command of the guitar, but music-business troubles and his own erratic personality have impeded his career.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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