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    Default Otis Rush, genius, RIP

    Otis Rush...so sad, such a loss! Ever since I first heard The Bluesbreakers cover it in 1967, "All your Lovin" has been my favorite Chicago Blues tune. Later I was blown away by the original Cobra recording. Otis' genius created melody, amazing changes, lyrics, with a raw, controlled voice, and tone, that had that rare synergy of elegant raucous rockin music.

    Bless us all, Otis.

    https://youtu.be/O3hrVFvxTfk


    Doug Pratt
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    The importance of Otis Rush can not be overestimated.
    Hell...Stevie Ray Vaughan named his band after an Otis Rush song!
    I'll never forget seeing him in NYC in the mid-'80s.
    I got there early and got a seat right in front figuring on stealing some licks.
    I didn't even know he played upside down and backwards!
    Failed guitar lesson notwithstanding, it was an unforgettable, mind-blowing night.

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    Said day for sure. RIP Otis. Here is a video of his 1956 #1 hit "I Can't Quit You Baby" filmed in 1966.
    Rdrokit Power channel, rock/blues & roadhouse music.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc4...9lEgoWa39iqEgA

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    I've had Otis Rush on heavy rotation on Spotify ever since I first heard of his passing. The world is all the poorer for his death.

 

 

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