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JoeyC

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Blues guitarist Otis Rush, architect of ‘West Side Sound,’ dies at 84





Another good one has left this mortal coil...


R.I.P rose



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Otis Rush was a key architect of the Chicago "West Side Sound" in the 1950s and 1960s. | Chicago Sun-Times



ByAssociated Press

Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, whose passionate, jazz-influenced sound influenced generations of musicians, has died. He was 84.




His longtime manager Rick Bates says Rush died Saturday of complications from a stroke suffered in 2003.


Rush was a key architect of the Chicago “West Side Sound” in the 1950s and 1960s. His first recording in 1956 on Cobra Records, “I Can’t Quit You Baby” reached No. 6 on the Billboard R&B Charts and catapulted him to fame.

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #1 posted 09/30/18 10:40am

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I know quite a few blues musicians. The name Otis Rush always leaves their lips with an invocation of awe.

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Rush perhaps wasn't as widely known as B.B. King or Albert King. But his guitar and vocal work had a huge impact on guitar legends including Buddy Guy, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn, who named his band after Rush's late 1950s hit "Double Trouble".

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Reply #2 posted 10/03/18 8:57pm

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Rush was an absolute master of blues guitar

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