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Otis Rush, "Live in Europe" (1993)

Otis Rush, "Live in Europe" (1993)

By Nick DeRiso Otis Rush is the star-crossed guitar god, always in the right place at the wrong time. Close but no rock star. That despite his role as a principal architect of the modern Chicago blues-guitar vernacular, and a memorably emotional style of singing that echoes some of the genre’s most recognizable figures. He’s in his prime on “LiveRead More

Otis Rush – 1956-1958, His Cobra Recordings

by S. Victor Aaron Left-handed Chicago electric blues guitar legend Otis Rush is a living link to a Chicago blues scene ruled by the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter in the late fifties. But the harsh reality that Rush had never quite attained the status of those icons in no way is a reflection on hisRead More

Sunnyland Slim, Shakey Horton, Little Brother Montgomery, Memphis Slim – Chicago Piano, 1951-58 (1993)

By Nick DeRiso It you’re interested in Delta piano stylings, as seen through the sieve of Chicago’s mean streets, here’s a great place to begin your journey. Issued by Stan Lewis’s hip-shaking local indie label, “Chicago Piano, 1951-58” features Sunnyland Slim, Little Brother Montgomery, Memphis Slim and others.

Forgotten series: Ike Turner – 1958-59 (1993)

by Nick DeRiso It’s been more than 50 years since Stan Lewis opened Stan’s Record Shop in downtown Shreveport. From his vantage point at the the top of Texas Avenue (I used to sneak down there after class), he would go on to create a once-lucrative business, then see the shop whither and go under (as vinyl died). But, allRead More