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Down In Louisiana

Bobby Rush

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At 77 years old, longtime bluesman Bobby Rush is pretty much entitled to do what he pleases—which is what he's been doing throughout his entire career anyway. Rush's carefree attitude and raunchy "blue" material established him as an outlandish performer who never took the blues too seriously. But don't mistake his irreverence for a lack of professionalism or talent. For 2013's Down in Louisiana, Rush strips it down to a basic band featuring guitar (Lou Rodriguez), bass, drums, keyboards, and harmonica. He moves away from his typical mix of soul and blues for harder, straight-up blues. "Bowlegged Woman" falls in line with his usual shenanigans. "Rock This House" and "Boogie in the Dark" keep up his spirits in the Bobby Rush tradition, but the six-minute "Don't You Cry" captures the sweet, down-home blues that only a veteran bluesman can deliver. Considering how few authentic bluesmen are left, it's time to ensure that those who remain are properly recorded for posterity and celebrated for their lifetimes of hard work.

Customer Reviews

Awesome Blues!!!

Not a weak track here. Aging like a fine wine!

Thank the man for cutting this album by putting money in his pocket

Fantastic album with proper blues roots. smiply brilliant

Down In Louisiana

Nothing wrong with this album . . . had me with first track!


Born: November 10, 1940 in Homer, LA

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The creator of a singular sound which he dubbed "folk-funk," multi-instrumentalist Bobby Rush was among the most colorful characters on the contemporary chitlin circuit, honing a unique style which brought together...
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