Saturday, November 10, 2007

Soul Blues Saturday: Both Sides of Bobby Rush

Bobby Rush - I Need Someone

Today's "Soul Blues Saturday," the first in the series for quite some time, features Bobby Rush, whose story kicked off the series over a year ago. In that piece, I discussed his infamous stage show, and here's a YouTube video of Rush doing his thing (with the aid of a big-booty dancer) at a club (BYOB, no less) for very appreciative fans.

Although Rush is very well-known among soul blues fans for this kind of fun and games, Rush is also a fine singer who can lay down a great ballad. "I Need Someone" is my favorite Bobby Rush recording outside of his '70s classic "Chicken Heads." Rush takes this "Please Send Me Someone To Love"-syled ballad and gives it his all, both vocally and with his harmonica.

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