Bobby Rush - "If you dont like the blues, you dont like ya mamma"
Bobby Rush started playing with Delta blues guitarists Boyd Gilmore and Elmore James in Arkansas during the early ’50s before migrating to Chicago. Bobby’s “Sock Boo Ga Loo” on the tiny Starville label was picked up by Chess Records in 1967, propelling the singer into the big leagues of R&B. BOBBY RUSH BIO In 1971, Bobby broke through on the national charts with the lowdown funk grinder “Chicken Heads” for Galaxy Records. “That was the first big record I ever had,” notes Rush. The song has since been featured in the film Black Snake Moan, HBO’s Ballers, and more. Calvin Carter, the producer of “Chicken Heads,” put out Rush’s ’72 followup “Gotta Be Funky” on his own On Top logo and then sold Bobby’s contract to Stan Lewis’ Jewel Records in Shreveport, La. Lewis issued several Rush singles before Bobby made the major label leap in 1974 with “Get Out of Here” for Warner Bros. The sparkling album Rush Hour for Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff ’s Philadelphia International empire should have made Bobby a huge star in 1979 but didn’t receive its proper praise until the 2000s, when Rolling Stone recognized it as one of the best blues albums of the ’70s. An encore LP was summarily shelved, and before long Rush moved back south to Jackson, Mississippi, where his legion of fans eagerly embraced him. The lascivious “Sue” didn’t chart for him in 1983 on the LaJam imprint, but it blasted out of countless ghetto jukeboxes and sold over a million records. His reputation for spectacular live performances growing exponentially as he did a minimum of 200 shows a year. His mainstream recognition campaign commenced when he earned his first Grammy nomination for his 2000 album Hoochie Man, followed by an appearance in the Martin Scorsese-produced 2003 PBS docu-series The Blues with his own segment in the episode The Road to Memphis. To date Bobby has earned 12 Blues Music Awards and 48 nominations, including the prestigious B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award and Album of the Year. Rush co-starred in the 2014 documentary Take Me to the River alongside Terrence Howard, Snoop Dogg, and Mavis Staples. That same year, Bobby joined Dan Aykroyd on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon to perform two songs, marking his first late-night television appearance. In 2019 the feature film Dolemite Is My Name about Rudy Ray Moore making cult classic film Dolemite, was released in select theaters and on Netflix, starring Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Keegan-Michael Key and with a cameo by Bobby Rush. BOBBY RUSH BIO--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Little Steven's Underground Garage - Coolest Conversations
For this special episode, we are delighted to bring you our very own Mighty Manfred in conversation with legendary blues musician Bobby Rush. Bobby has been making music since the 1940s and called Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker friends. Tune in to hear about his life growing up in Louisiana and Chicago, working alongside Eddie Murphy in the 2019 movie Dolemite Is My Name and his many other accomplishments throughout his life, including a recent Grammy Nomination for his 2020 album “Rawer Than Raw,". Join Bobby Rush with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Steven’s Underground Garage.
This session of North Mississippi Songwriter Sessions features Grammy Winning Blues Legend, Mr. Bobby Rush.TUNE IN AND TURN UP THE VOLUME!Produced & Hosted by Michaela Compton MusicHeadlining Sponsors: Blue Canoe, Dodge's Chicken, Farmhouse Studio, Z98.5 WZLQ MS Radio Group
Deeper Grooves: Musicians on Music-Hosted by Cliff Beach- Bobby Rush (S3 Premiere)
Deeper Grooves: Musicians on Music-Hosted by Cliff Beach
Grammy-winning Blues Artist Bobby Rush comes to talk to Cliff about his latest, Grammy-nominated album "Rawer than Raw", his work on Dolemite with Eddie Murphy and more.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deepergrooves/message
This week we bring you a special rebroadcast of our episode featuring living blues legend Bobby Rush. Why now? Well this week he turns 87 and while he may be older than your harmonica-playing grandpa, he’s still going very strong. Bobby dropped his 27th studio record Rawer Than Raw this year and was nominated for a Grammy for good measure. As we react to the historic 2020 election results, it is more important than ever to hear from elder statesmen like Rush who was making music during the civil rights movement, met icons like John Lewis and know what’s really at stake. For the last six decades, Rush has been playing his own brand of lovably raunchy, acoustically crunchy and soulfully rowdy blues. Starting from his days as part of the Southern migration from his hometown of Homer, Louisiana, to the south side of Chicago (where he used to have Muddy Waters himself sub in for him when he couldn’t do a gig) Bobby won his first Grammy at the humble age of 83 after creating 370 plus recordings.
Episode 20: Tangled up in Special Guest: Bobby Rush
On this week's pod, Leo and Steve are honoured to be joined by Blues legend and King of the Chitlin' Circuit, Mr Bobby Rush. Bobby discusses his early years, persuading Elmore James to become his guitarist, forming a band with Freddie King, spending time in the studio with Howlin Wolf and much more. Finally, it wouldn't be Eclectica if Bobby didn't discuss his fantasy dinner guests and chosen bard.