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Folk Funk [CD]

Bobby Rush Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (19 July 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: RUF
  • ASIN: B0002I8UF2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 849,921 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Feeling Good - Part One
2. Uncle Esau
3. Ninety-Nine
4. Chicken Heads - Refired
5. Ride In My Automobile
6. River's Invitation
7. Everybody Wants To Know
8. Voodoo Man
9. Get Back
10. Saints Gotta Move
11. Feeling Good - Part Two

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Ever since his recording career took off in the early 1970s Rush has been at the commercial end of the soul/blues spectrum, even once cutting a massive disco hit in Philadelphia with producers Gamble & Huff. Throughout the '80s and '90s he's had several best-selling albums in the USA, mostly of a bawdy nature that is reflected by his OTT stage show with butt-shaking dancing girls. Although few of his records have been officially released in Britain he is well known to British R&B/blues fans via his dynamic appearances at UK and continental blues festivals: his show was also recently featured in 'The Road To Memphis' portion of the Martin Scorsese blues film series. This recording is a deliberately more traditional style blues album than his usual fare, prominently featuring Alvin Youngblood Hart on acoustic guitar and electric guitar. However, as the five-hour session progressed they ended up covering a variety of styles with their simple rhythm section of Rush's own bassist, Steve Johnson, and former Stax session drummer Charlie Jenkins. "It turned out to be something beyong roots, something that's also really funky and modern," says Rush of the album.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Electric Bluesat it's best! 24 Nov 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I though the age of great electric blues albums was dead? I thought that to be recorded playing electric blues these days you had to play tonnes of overblown (and frankly boring) guitar solos and try to sound like Stevie Ray Vaughan (though lord knows why, he was never that good in the first place). Maybe Bobby Rush's Album "Folk Funk" is the exeption that proves the rule.
It is an amazing album, recalling John Lee Hooker or R.L. Burnside at there best yet full of Rush's funky guitar and harp. Rush is joined by slide guitarist Alvin Youngblood Hart (veterin of many Steve James albums and a damn fine artist in his own right) on all tracks and Alvin's playing add some rawness to the procedings.
Hopefully Rush will produce more albums like this in the near future. Thumbs up to Ruf records for recording and releasing a superb album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Electric Blues at it's Best! 12 Feb 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I though the age of great electric blues albums was dead? I thought that to be recorded playing electric blues these days you had to play tonnes of overblown (and frankly boring) guitar solos and try to sound like Stevie Ray Vaughan (though lord knows why, he was never that good in the first place). Maybe Bobby Rush's Album "Folk Funk" is the exeption that proves the rule.

It is an amazing album, recalling John Lee Hooker or R.L. Burnside at there best yet full of Rush's funky guitar and harp. Rush is joined by slide guitarist Alvin Youngblood Hart (veterin of many Steve James albums and a damn fine artist in his own right) on all tracks and Alvin's playing add some rawness to the procedings.

Hopefully Rush will produce more albums like this in the near future. Thumbs up to Ruf records for recording and releasing a superb album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars rock and rap confidential tell us 28 July 2004
By jj - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Inhaling Hendrix through Hooker and letting it all out through the Delta traditions he was raised on, 64-year-old Bobby Rush has made one of the best blues albums of the past decade or two. With help from the next generation of bluesmen (Alvin Youngblood Hart), Rush uses a commanding vocal presence to make this music leap out of the speakers. Whether the topic is history ("Everybody Wants to Know") or come hither ("Ride in My Automobile"), these songs prove that there is still life along the sanitized assembly line that dominates the blues market today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top Notch 21 Feb 2007
By Rick T - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I've liked Bobby rush as a performer but have been underwhelmed by his releases. The samples of this one sounded different enough to give a try. It was worth it. The production is sharp and captures him better than any disc I have previously heard. You won't be disappointed start to finish.
5.0 out of 5 stars Straight Delta Folk Funk Blues 18 Mar 2005
By muddy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is the best blues CD in the year of 2004 & 2005. Straight Delta Folk Funk Blues at its best. Great sound, I like the CD Hoochie Man also, but its more synthesized blues with good songs.

MuddyDread
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