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us: Rush, Otis

  • [Individual was a Grammy awardee.]
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1935-04-29
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Philadelphia (Miss.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Chicago (Ill.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Chess Records (Firm)
        • Organization: (naf) Capitol Records, Inc.
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Silvertone Records
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Blues (Music)
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Blues musicians
            (lcsh) Guitarists
              (lcsh) Singers
          • Sources

            • found: His Cold day in hell. [SR] p1975.
            • found: His The classic recordings [SR] p1985: label (Otis Rush) container (b. 4/29/34, Philadelphia, Miss.)
            • found: Oxford music online, November 7, 2013: Encyclopedia of popular music (Rush, Otis; born April 29, 1934, Philadelphia, Mississippi; left-handed blues guitarist and singer)
            • found: Wikipedia, November 7, 2013 (Otis Rush; born April 29, 1935, Philadelphia, Mississippi; blues musician, singer and guitarist; moved to Chicago in 1948; his sound became known as West Side Chicago blues; has not performed since suffering a stroke in 2004)
            • found: Otis Rush WWW site, November 7, 2013: Biography (Otis Rush; legendary guitarist/vocalist; along with Buddy Guy and Magic Sam, pioneered the "West Side sound," a minor-key sound, characterized by impassioned gospel-tinged vocals, and bursts of arpeggio guitar riffs; born in Philadelphia, Mississippi in 1935; moved to Chicago in 1949) {}
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 13, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Rush, Otis; blues musician / singer, guitarist; born 29 April 1934 in Philadelphia, Mississippi, United States; became a leading exponent of the West Side sound developed in mid-1950s; worked for Chess Records; was brought to Cobra Records on the West Side of Chicago; “I Can't Quit You Baby,” which became a national rhythm and blues hit; after years of toiling with a top-notch band (1960s), recorded Mourning in the Morning (1969) for Cotillion; signed to a Capitol Records deal (1971), which resulted in the recording of one album, Right Place, Wrong Time; had a record deal with Silvertone Records, the Grammy-nominated Ain't Enough Coming In (1994) was released to critical acclaim; won a Grammy Award for Any Place I'm Going (1999))
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            • [Individual was a Grammy awardee.]
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            • 1982-06-28: new
            • 2015-09-06: revised
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