Otis Rush

Otis Rush

Blues Chicago Blues Blues Rock Guitar Electric Blues
Otis Rush (born April 29, 1935 in Philadelphia, Mississippi) is maybe the greatest guitar king ever to make chicago blues. He is also well known for his electrifying voice and for being one of the first baritones to reach popularity in the blues industry. Rush uses his great voice to deliver his songs with plenty of experience and pure emotion. Otis Rush was born in 1935 as one of seven children. Rush worked in the fields to help his mother in his younger days. Otis, along with his other brothers and sisters, had to support each other without the help from a father figure. More Info »

Top Albums

  • - 1958
    - 1958
  • An Introduction to Otis Rush
    An Introduction to Otis Rush
  • Cold Day in Hell
    Cold Day in Hell
  • Mourning In The Morning
    Mourning In The Morning
  • So Many Roads: Live in Concert
    So Many Roads: Live in Concert
  • A Fool for You
    A Fool for You
  • Right Place, Wrong Time
    Right Place, Wrong Time
  • Lost In the Blues
    Lost In the Blues
  • Ain't Enough Comin' In
    Ain't Enough Comin' In
  • Door To Door
    Door To Door
  • I Can't Quit You Baby
    I Can't Quit You Baby
  • The Sonet Blues Story
    The Sonet Blues Story
  • So Many Roads- Live In Concert
    So Many Roads- Live In Concert
  • Any Place I'm Going
    Any Place I'm Going
  • Double Trouble
    Double Trouble
  • Groaning The Blues
    Groaning The Blues
  • Tops
    Tops
  • Live At Montreux 1986
    Live At Montreux 1986
  • All Your Love I Miss Loving - Live At The Wise Fools Pub, Chicago
    All Your Love I Miss Loving - Live At The Wise Fools Pub, Chicago
  • All Your Love I Miss Loving: Live at the Wise Fools Pub Chicago
    All Your Love I Miss Loving: Live at the Wise Fools Pub Chicago
  • Live And Awesome
    Live And Awesome
  • Live & Awesome
    Live & Awesome
  • The Blues of Otis Rush
    The Blues of Otis Rush
  • Essential Collection: The Classic Cobra Recordings 1956-1958
    Essential Collection: The Classic Cobra Recordings 1956-1958
  • Otis Rush (The Big Blues Collection)
    Otis Rush (The Big Blues Collection)
  • Live in Europe
    Live in Europe
  • The Classic Years
    The Classic Years
  • Live and in Concert from San Francisco
    Live and in Concert from San Francisco
  • Otis's Blues
    Otis's Blues
  • Groanin The Blues
    Groanin The Blues
  • Natural Ball
    Natural Ball
  • Violent Love
    Violent Love
  • Got the Blues
    Got the Blues
  • The Other Takes
    The Other Takes
  • Blues Interaction Live In Japan 1986
    Blues Interaction Live In Japan 1986
  • Right Place Wrong Time
    Right Place Wrong Time

Otis Rush. Artist Bio

Otis Rush (born April 29, 1935 in Philadelphia, Mississippi) is maybe the greatest guitar king ever to make chicago blues. He is also well known for his electrifying voice and for being one of the first baritones to reach popularity in the blues industry. Rush uses his great voice to deliver his songs with plenty of experience and pure emotion.

Otis Rush was born in 1935 as one of seven children. Rush worked in the fields to help his mother in his younger days. Otis, along with his other brothers and sisters, had to support each other without the help from a father figure.

Rush moved to Chicago in 1948, after learning to play harmonica and the guitar, which he played upside down and left-handed. It was here that he found out that he could play, create, and write songs for himself. 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. (www.Blueflamecafe.com)

Rush signed with Cobra Recordings. He released his first single "Can't Quit You Baby", which became number nine on the top-ten list. Cobra Recording collapsed so Rush had to go elsewhere. For a time he recorded with Chess Records, Duke Records, Atlantic Records, Capitol Records, and Quicksilver Recording Company.

Although Otis Rush has gone through hard times and situations in his lifetime, he still remains one of the greatest blues artists in the United States. He still performs although for a time he had gone into retirement. Otis Rush has to be one of Mississippi's most talented artists.

Timeline for Otis Rush:

1935 Otis Rush born in Philadelphia, Mississippi
1948 Otis Rush moved to Chicago.
1954 Rush began playing the guitar.
1956 Otis Rush signed a contract with Cobra Records.
1960 Rush signed with Chess Records.
1961 Rush switched to Duke Recording Label.
1969 Rush received a contract with Cotillion Records.
1970 Rush signed a contract with Capitol Records.
1976 Bullfrog recording label bought Rush's song “Right Place, Wrong Time”
1994 Rush under Quicksilver Records Released the album Ain’t Enough Common’ In.

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