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Otis Rush So Many Roads - Live In Concert

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Otis Rush: So Many Roads - Live In Concert

when Otis Rush and his band went to Japan to play a couple of shows in Tokyo (where lucky enough this album was recorded) they were received by an enthusiastic crowd; this sparked some of the best performances of Otis career. In my opinion this still is one of the greatest blues guitar 'live' albums of all time! OTIS RUSH - gtr/voc, JIMMY JOHNSON - gtr, SYLVESTER BOINES - bass, TYRONE CENTURAY - drums.

Live performances of the blues were a new and rare event in Japan when Otis Rush went there in 1975 as part of a package-tour with Big Joe Williams, Little Brother Montgomery and the Jimmy Dawkins band featuring Jimmy Johnson. But the wild enthusiasm of the crowd that awaited their arrival at Haneda Airport and was ever-present throught the tour sparked some of the best performances of Otis' career. Fortunately they are captured in this album, remastered for CD release from the original master tapes.

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  • Interpret: Otis Rush

  • Album titlle: So Many Roads - Live In Concert

  • Label DELMARK

  • Genre Blues

  • Price code VCD3
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0038153064327

  • weight in Kg 0.107
Rush, Otis - So Many Roads - Live In Concert CD 1
01 Introduction Otis Rush
02 Will My Woman Be Home Tonight (Blue Guitar) Otis Rush
03 Every Day I Have the Blues Otis Rush
04 I Can't Quit You Baby Otis Rush
05 Crosscut Saw Otis Rush
06 Looking Back (Take a Look Behind) Otis Rush
07 Chitlins con Carne Otis Rush
08 I've Got News for You Otis Rush
09 Mean Old World Otis Rush
10 All Your Love (I Miss Loving) Otis Rush
11 So Many Roads, So Many Trains Otis Rush
12 Gambler's Blues Otis Rush
13 Three Times a Fool Otis Rush
Otis Rush When Cobra Records folded in 1959, A&R man Willie Dixon sailed right back to his... more
"Otis Rush"

Otis Rush

When Cobra Records folded in 1959, A&R man Willie Dixon sailed right back to his former post at Chess Records. Two of Cobra's top young blues guitarists joined him. Southpaw Otis Rush had hit his very first time out on fledgling Cobra in '56 with Dixon's I Can't Quit You Baby (see Disc Four) and proceeded to wax a string of hair-raising Chicago blues classics (My Love Will Never Die, Double Trouble, All Your Love [I Miss Loving]) for Eli Toscano's West Side-based label prior to its untimely demise. Dixon played several roles in their stunning execution

"Willie was sort of right in the middle of everything," says Otis, whose Chess signing marked a change of heart on the label's part from when Otis was just starting out. "Chess didn't want to record me, because I sang a lot like Muddy," says Rush of his early years

Rush's first Chess session in January of 1960 produced a typically harrowing downbeat gem. With saxist Little Bobby Neely, pianist Lafayette Leake, guitarist Matt Murphy (who adds a few biting licks of his own), drummer Odie Payne, Jr., and bassist Dixon behind him, So Many Roads, So Many Trains intimidates in its fiery intensity. Rush sings it like a man possessed, his solo shrieking all over the high end of his guitar neck. So Many Roads stands with any of his Cobra sides (John Mayall's Bluesbreakers revived it in 1966 with Peter Green on lead guitar).

"Somebody gave me that song," says Rush. If the label credits can be believed, that somebody was 17-year-old Marshall Paul Chess. Listed on the 45 as Paul Marshall, he was already a familiar presence around the halls of his family label's headquarters, beginning as a mailroom worker and gofer at 13. It wasn't the first time a Chess release bore Marshall's name as official composer; Leonard's son was down as author of Harvey and The Moonglows' 1958 hit Ten Commandments Of Love and was all of 14 when he allegedly penned the same group's Penny Arcade

Despite the unmitigated brilliance of So Many Roads and its resolutely minor-key follow-up You Know My Love (a My Love Will Never Die sequel, penned like its predecessor by Dixon), Rush's stay at Chess was brief and frustrating. "I was with Chess for about two or three years," he says. "We'd record, and they've got the record laying up on the shelf. So I wanted to get free of that."

Moving over to Don Robey's Duke Records proved even worse for Otis. His lone 1962 Chicago date for the Houston-based label produced the solitary single Homework, Dixon still at the helm. "I did a five-year contract with Duke. I got one record out of 'em," Rush laments. "That was a shame, five years. People like that was mostly tying up artists, putting 'em on the shelf. Record 'em, and just put 'em away. There wasn't no control in the music world."

Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois

Otis Rush on Wikipedia - http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otis_Rush

 

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Tracklist
Rush, Otis - So Many Roads - Live In Concert CD 1
01 Introduction
02 Will My Woman Be Home Tonight (Blue Guitar)
03 Every Day I Have the Blues
04 I Can't Quit You Baby
05 Crosscut Saw
06 Looking Back (Take a Look Behind)
07 Chitlins con Carne
08 I've Got News for You
09 Mean Old World
10 All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
11 So Many Roads, So Many Trains
12 Gambler's Blues
13 Three Times a Fool