Rush, Otis
Right Place, Wrong Time

Rush, Otis

Right Place, Wrong Time
1986 Reissue Of The Rare 1976 Album Originally On Bullfrog Records. Still In Shrink. “This Recording Session Was Not Released Until Five Years After It Was Done. One Can Imagine The Tapes Practically Smoldering In Their Cases, The Music Is So Hot. Otis Rush Was A Great Blues Expander, A Man Whose Guitar Playing Was In Every Molecule Pure Blues. On His Solos On This Album He Strips The Idea Of The Blues Down To Very Simple Gestures (I.E., A Bent String, But Bent In Such A Subtle Way That The Seasoned Blues Listener Will Be Surprised). As A Performer He Opens Up The Blues Form With His Chord Progressions And Use Of Horn Sections, The Latter Instrumentation Again Added In A Wonderfully Spare Manner, Bringing To Mind A Master Painter Working Certain Parts Of A Canvas In Order To Bring In More Light. Blues Fans Who Get Tired Of The Same Old Song Structures, Riff, And Rhythms Should Be Delighted With Most Of Rush's Output, And This One Is Among His Best. Sometimes All He Does To Make A Song Sound Unlike Any Blues One Has Ever Heard Is Just A Small Thing. This Record Doesn't Mess Around At All. The First Track Takes Off Like The Man They Fire Out Of A Cannon At The End Of A Circus, A Perceived Climax Swaggeringly Representing Just The Beginning, After All. Some Of The Finest Tracks Are The Ones That Go Longer Than Five Minutes, Allowing The Players Room To Stretch. And That Means More Of Rush's Great Guitar Playing, Of Course. For The Final Track He Leaves The Blues Behind Completely For A Moving Cover Version Of "Rainy Night In Georgia" By Tony Joe White.” Eugene Chadbourne, AMG.

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  • Artist: Rush, Otis
  • Genre: Blues
  • Type: Used - LP
  • Label: Hightone
  • Catalog ID: 8007
  • Country ID: USA
  • Our ID: 74197