Thursday, 1/21/2010

by musicclipoftheday

Chicago Blues Festival, part 4

Here, to wrap up this festival, is one of the best performances by Otis Rush I’ve ever heard (which makes it one of the best blues performances I’ve ever heard [which makes it, etc.]).

Otis Rush (with Fred Below, drums), “I Can’t Quit You Baby,” live, Germany, 1966



I was staying with my sister and messing around with the guitar every day for my own amusement. Then she took me around and introduced me to Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Little Walter, and the first time I saw that onstage, it inspired me to play. I thought that was the world.—Otis Rush