Otis Rush - American Blues
Otis Rush seemed destined for stardom when his first single was released in 1956 and became an instant Top 10 R&B hit.A left handed guitarist from Mississippi, Rush had moved to Chicago in 1948 and quickly established himself as a leading guitarist on the Windy City blues scene.After a string of popular recordings for the short-lived label Cobra Records, Rush moved over to Chess where he continued to develop the West Side blues sound that included Buddy Guy, Magic Sam, Mighty Joe Young and a young Luther Allison among its practitioners.
Fate kept him from achieving greater success as a recording artist in subsequent years. His label Capitol Records never released his masterful 1971 recording, Right Place,Wrong Time (It came out a few years later on a small independent label). It was not until his 1994 album Ain’t Enough Coming In on Mercury Records that Rush began to receive recognition from more than just blues devotees.