Last night on Blues Breakers our Artist of the Week was [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Otis Rush[/lastfm], we played a killer new track by Lurrie Bell and mentioned his upcoming album release events, played some new Johnny Winter in advance of his two XRT Blues Breakers shows next week, and announced the line-up for the Blues Breakers Blues Fest Broadcast from Legends. Join us for Blues Breakers next week when our Artist of the Week will be [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Albert King[/lastfm]. See the Blues Fest Broadcast info HERE. See the Chicago Blues Festival Line-Up HERE.
Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers for 4-16-12
Artist of the Week: Otis Rush
OTIS RUSH – I CAN’T QUIT YOU BABY
This is a 1956 recording for Chicago’s Cobra Records.
JOHNNY WINTER – SHORT FAT FANNIE
Johnny will be doing two XRT Blues Breakers Shows next week, April 23 and 24, one a week from tonight and one a week from tomorrow at S.P.A.C.E. This song is from his current album, Roots.
OTIS RUSH – WALKING THE BACK STREETS AND CRYING
This is from the album, Chicago Blues Festival 2001.
JOE LOUIS WALKER /W OTIS RUSH – FIX OUR LOVE
In 1997 Joe recorded an album called Great Guitars which featured him playing with many of the best guitar players around including Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Ike Turner, Clarence “Garemouth” Brown and Matt “Guitar” Murphy. On this track Joe does the vocals but all the lead guitar is by our Artist of the Week, Otis Rush.
LURRIE BELL – THE DEVIL AIN’T GOT NO MUSIC
This is the title track from a just released album by Lurrie Bell. There will be two album release events. The first will be this Saturday at the Beloved Community Christian Church at 6430 S. Harvard in Chicago beginning at 3:45pm. The second will be at S.P.A.C.E. in Evanston on Wednesday the 25th of April at 8pm.
OTIS RUSH – DOUBLE TROUBLE.
This was recorded in 1958 for Chicago’s Cobra Records.
OTIS RUSH – AIN’T ENOUGH COMIN’ IN
This is the title track from Otis’ 1994 album.
TORONZO CANNON – OPEN LETTER
This song is from Toronzo’s new album, Leaving Mood. See Toronzo and his Cannonball Express this Saturday at the Harlem Avenue Lounge.
CLARENCE “GATEMOUTH” BROWN – DOLLAR GOT THE BLUES
Clarence was born in Vinton, Texas on April 18, 1924 so he would be turning 88 this Wednesday if he hadn’t died shortly after Katrina on September 1o in 2005.