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Jimmy W
09-29-2018, 09:02 PM
“Known as a key architect of the Chicago ‘West Side Sound’ Rush exemplified the modernized minor key urban blues style with his slashing, amplified jazz-influenced guitar playing, high-strained passionate vocals and backing by a full horn section. Rush’s first recording in 1956 on Cobra Records ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby’ reached Number on the Billboard R&B Charts and catapulted him to international acclaim. He went on to record a catalog of music that contains many songs that are now considered blues classics.”

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/otis-rush-chicago-blues-guitarist-dead-731136/

Otis Rush: I Cant Quit You Baby


https://youtu.be/Uy2tEP3I3DM

LeeG
09-29-2018, 10:09 PM
wow, thx

Donn
09-29-2018, 10:13 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2TvnZshoo8

Jim Bow
09-30-2018, 12:45 AM
Why did so many deep south blues players come to Chicago?

Jimmy W
09-30-2018, 01:04 AM
Why did so many deep south blues players come to Chicago?

The depression, Jim Crow laws, the hope to find something better including better pay. Some like R.L. Burnside went to Chicago and came back to Mississippi. R.L. said that his father, two uncles, and two brothers were killed in Chicago. He came back to Mississippi.


https://youtu.be/n2BwsO4JLGU

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Migration_(African_American)

Jimmy W
09-30-2018, 01:28 AM
23765

Otis Rush - Philadelphia, Mississippi

Willie Dixon - Vicksburg, Mississippi

Shakey (Big Walter) Horton - Horn Lake, Mississippi

Little Walter _ Marksville, Louisiana

Lafayette Leake - Winona, Missouri

Matt Murphy - Sunflower, Mississippi

Ike Turner - Clarksdale, Mississippi

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
09-30-2018, 02:04 AM
Don't forget Muddy Waters-Clarksdale, Mississippi.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J___JNgQDMk

Jimmy W
09-30-2018, 02:08 AM
There were many more, but I just included the ones on that Album cover.

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
09-30-2018, 02:13 AM
Chicago was and is a happening town.

Jimmy W
09-30-2018, 02:24 AM
Few of these had at that time moved there of their own accord. Some of those areas are still mostly black.

Map of Black share of population in the 1900 US Census

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/96/Census_1900_Percent_Black.png/1280px-Census_1900_Percent_Black.png

isla
09-30-2018, 04:02 AM
That's a sad loss. Thanks for posting Jimmy.