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Rush, Otis

  • [Individual was a Grammy awardee.]
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        • Organization: Silvertone Records
    • Birth Place

        Philadelphia (Miss.)
    • Associated Locale

        Chicago (Ill.)
    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

      Blues (Music)

    • Occupation

      Blues musicians



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    • 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))
    • found: New York times WWW site, viewed Oct. 1, 2018(in obituary published Sept. 29: Otis Rush; b. Apr. 29, 1935, Philadelphia, Miss.; moved to Chicago, 1949; d. Saturday [Sept. 29, 2018], aged 83; powerful blues singer and innovative guitarist who had a profound influence not just on his fellow bluesmen but also on rock guitarists like Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page)
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    • [Individual was a Grammy awardee.]
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    • 1982-06-28: new
    • 2018-10-01: revised
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