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Down in Louisiana [Import]

Bobby Rush Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (19 Feb 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Deep Rush Visuals
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,417 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By G. E. Harrison TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Bobby Rush's new album was produced by Paul Brown, keyboard player in Bobby's band, and was recorded at Ocean Soul Studios, Nashville. From the opening title track the album really swings and it's hard to believe that Bobby is 77 - his voice sounds much younger and most tracks are built around his guitar and vocals, with his harp also prominent on some tracks. The album features what Bobby has always done, blues-based southern soul and funk honed to perfection after years working the chitlin circuit and was recorded with a stripped down band - no backing singers or brass - although there are also elements of cajun and reggae. The songs are basic, down-home and slightly familiar (although "Raining in my heart" isn't the Slim Harpo song) and Bobby is probably the most popular blues singer amongst black audiences in the South. This a well-produced, good-sounding record with a nice selection of songs including a recession blues "Tight money", the funky "Rock this house" but I'd have to go with the cajun-influenced "Down in Louisiana" with its modern production tweaks as my favourite track.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic new blues 1 Mar 2013
By K. Ashcraft - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the best new blues music I've heard in years, amazing.

I tried to pick the best 3 songs but they keep changing each time I listen to it. They're all good. Take a listen, you won't regret it.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bobby Delivers,As Always 30 Mar 2013
By Tommy Forsgren - Published on Amazon.com
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When Living Blues rates a record as the best,curiosity comes naturally.I had not heard one song from this album before I ordered it - and I am happy to say that Bobby Rush delivers:he turns 79 coming November,but he sure is what Snooky Pryor used to say of himself - I am old,but I am hell.If You can not see Bobby Rush,try to catch him on DVD - he really is something special.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Swamp-tinged, soul-grooved electric blues 2 Mar 2013
By hyperbolium - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Singer/guitarist Bobby Rush has traveled an interesting road as a musician. Born in Louisiana, his family relocated to Chicago in the early `50s, where Rush was schooled by Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and other giants of the Windy City's iconic blues scene. He developed his own sound in the `60s, equally fueled by blues, funk and soul, and then in 1971 he moved back to the South and made it his home base for extensive roadwork. He's traveled the remnants of the chitlin' circuit, played nightclubs, auditoriums and Las Vegas showrooms, and at the age of 77 remains terrifically vital as a singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player. His latest album blends electric blues with the soul of his native Louisiana, rendered by a stripped-down quintet of guitar, keyboards, harmonica, bass and drums. The results range from twelve bar blues to swamp-funk to the `70s styled groove "Rock This House." Rush and co-producer/keyboardist Paul Brown add a few contemporary touches to the vocals, but the music never strays far from the sounds that are deeply rooted in Rush's musical soul. [2013 Hyperbolium]
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bobby Rush - The Real Deal 14 Mar 2013
By Blues411 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is a sizzling collection of eleven tracks that takes us down to Mr. Rush's Louisiana. Maintaining his keen sense of rhythm and very personable approach to all music, this is just another super view of the world through his ears.

The title track is the perfect starting point for this tour. Funky from the start and the wall of sound provided by Mr. Paul Brown on Rhodes, Wurlitzer and just about anything with keys, takes us straight down the bayou and beyond where the fun is as hot and sticky as the weather in mid summer. As Bobby states, `good golly Miss Molly everything is copacetic now' we can only agree with a hell yeah!

We next visit the ageless adage concerning women, "You Just Like a Dresser". Yet Mr. Rush always seems to deliver the goods with a nasty back beat and strong feeling for the funk. Mr. Lou Rodriquez provides all the hot and nasty needed with his guitar licks and squizzles along with Mr. Rush. Terry Richardson throws down some bass that reaches right down into those dresser draws and reveals what it all about. Gotta love this track because besides dresser draws, we get taxi cabs for flaggin' down and private planes that ain't so private. Lawd have mercy!

Stripped down and straight ahead we are offered some advice and schoolin' on the topic of "Tight Money". Recalling how it has always been that way since his childhood days and still seems to be lurking just right around the corner, Mr. Rush flatly states that it still `cost to much to live and it cost too much to die'. He also make a stab at those Eagle flyin' ladies and fast pay day friends that seem to appear like clockwork. Yeh brother short money got us all tight, indeed it do.

Money or the lack of it never stops the unsinkable Mr. Rush from enjoying life. As he demonstrates in "Rock This House". A welcomed funky Isley Brothers styled guitar driven semi-instrumental featuring the whole band kicking out the jams. This is just the song you wanna have blasting on a Friday night fish fry, cos by itself it is greasy enough to satisfy all the cravings.

"What Is The Blues" is Bobby's musical response to the oft' asked question. A syrupy thick tune that reeks of moss, bayous and expresses the deep loneliness and heart ache that is the blues. Biblical references to forty days and forty nights and calling the blues a botheration on your mind pretty much says it all. It is a wonderful track that captures what has often been said but never so succinctly.

Just in case you might feel dragged down about the blues, Mr. Rush gets us back in the groove with "Bow Legged Woman". Using an expression that I have not heard since my father "Chicken in the car - the car won't go, that the way to spell Chi-ca-go" he kicks it off and takes us round the circle as the chant of `bow-legged woman and a knock kneed man' reminds us that the blues is also about good times shared together.

An excellent follow up to "Show You A Good Time" if ever anyone wants to know what the Blue sis - give them this release - job done!

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease

Whether Down in Louisiana or goin' up ta country you will find blues411.com righ there.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bobby Rush still hittin it !! 5 Jan 2014
By terry schmitz - Published on Amazon.com
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If ya love the blues with some R&B and some Cajun swing ! you gonna love this collaboration of Grammy nominated well produced tunes from Paul Brown 's Ocean Deep Studios in Nashville Tn has got all the style of Bluesman Bobby Rush at the top of his game , Im a Bobby Rush fan from way back so i jumped at getting this cd . being rasied in memphis tn and a big fan of the blues and soul sounds and rock . Bobby covers all that and some! I am very happy with my purchase .
i would highly recommend it to any blues r&b and rock fan
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