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Right Place Wrong Time

Otis RushAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Otis Rush is considered one of the grand masters of Chicago's West Side blues sound. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, along with Magic Sam, Buddy Guy, Mighty Joe Young and the young Luther Allison, Rush created a guitar-driven style that inspired generations of aspiring bluesmen. His soaring, emotional guitar playing and his equally stunning vocal delivery have made him a legend of ... Read more in Amazon's Otis Rush Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • ASIN: B0000005O7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,234 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This contemporary album by Otis Rush challenges the brilliance of his 1950s work for Cobra. Recorded in 1971 for Capitol but unissued until 1976, when the tiny Bullfrog label rescued the project, the album has Rush backed by a driving combo with three horns on searing revivals of "Tore Up" and "Natural Ball," a tortured "Your Turn to Cry," and the intense title track. The Chicago great's vibrato-laden guitar work is mesmerizing, his vocals impassioned, and his band combative. (B.D.) -- © Frank John Hadley 1993 -- From Grove Press Guide to Blues on CD

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Master!!! June 15, 2001
By tin2x
Format:Audio CD
OK, Otis Rush is my favorite and of all his studio work this is his most legendary, but with VERY GOOD REASON! If you like the blues and you don't know Otis Rush yet, do yourself a favour and buy this album. It features Otis' brilliant guitar playing and impassioned vocals. In Robert Palmer's Deep Blues the legendary Muddy Waters says that Otis has a voice like the old timers, and his guitar playing helped inspire Clapton early on. Otis' gutar cuts and weaves through these tracks, and his voice is warm and impassioned. Check out his version of "Rainy Night In Georgia" which deserves to be more famous than Brook Benton's. I think it's the albums hidden gem, because many of Otis' signature tunes that he still plays live to this day take up the rest of the album. Stop reading and buy it!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Essential Blues Recording December 31, 2006
By R. Sohi
Format:Audio CD
Otis Rush is one of the greatest singers and guitarists in the history of the blues. "Right Place, Wrong Time" is his unmistakeable masterpiece, far surpassing the Cobra recordings, his initial reputation was built on, and setting a standard he unfortunately never quite reached again. Over ten songs (four of which are originals) he conveys a lifetime of sadness, pain and passion through his tasteful guitar playing and soulful singing. When he sings "they say there's someone for everybody/ Ooooh I wonder where in the world is the one for me," on the title track it's the poetry of loneliness brought to life. The final song "Take a Look Behind" is one of the most moving songs about the regret over a life badly lived in all the blues. There isn't a dud on here though. Every track is a thing of beauty.

I first bought this album on vinyl in the 80s and nearly wore it out. The CD I replaced it with continues to get plenty of air time on my home stereo. No blues collection can be complete without this disk.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blues guitar to ease your mind August 18, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Otis Rush is a marvellous blues guitarist and singer, and this may be his best album. It is certainly one of my most played album through the years. All songs here are classics. Otis Rush's great vocals and lyrics soars through the record, with beautiful, tormenting guitar licks by the man. The band is also very good, led by Nick Gravenites, and with fine horn arrangements. This is some of the most authentic soul blues you will ever hear. My top songs are 'Right Place, Wrong time' and 'Take a look behind'. This one should be on your stereo.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A guitarist's guitarist July 1, 2004
Format:Audio CD
From a fellow guitarist's perspective, this album is a masterpiece. The well-placed silence between mesmerizing, shimmering guitar licks is deafening. Otis is masterful at telling a story or setting a mood with the confluence of his anguished singing, espressive guitar-playing, and impeccable timing. What sets him apart from other, perhaps flashier, guitarists, is the patience he shows while telling a story---i.e., the spaces between guitar playing, the patience in holding a note. His phrasing on the guitar is simply hypnotic. One of his secrets is that he puts on a silky-smooth vibrato while deftly bending the string---a difficult task for many.
I wish more current blues musicians played like this---less busy noise going-on,...
His other indispensable studio album is "Cold Day in Hell," which has even sparser, intense playing, and perhaps a better, upfront tone.
For a great LIVE album of Otis, I would suggest TOPS, or else LIVE IN EUROPE.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest blues CDs October 30, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Rush's Right Place, Wrong Time is one of the greatest modern era blues recordings and may be the best electric blues album recorded after 1970. It starts off with the best cover I have ever heard of Ike Turner's Tore Up. Rush's soloing on this tune is amazing in its fire and creativity. Rush is a master of getting a hook and taking it as far as it will go. He follows this with the song that that the CD is named after; it is a classic "West Side" of Chicago tune that makes excellent use of the horn section and shows that a slow blues can be dynamic and spiced up. Rush includes an instrumental cover of I Wonder Why which smokes. This is the type of blues CD that you rarely hear recorded anymore. Rush can solo with anybody, but he is original and he gets the fire from his passion and not from volume or from playing a million notes. I put this album in the same league as Magic Sam's West Side Soul, which is my favorite studio album of all time. It is a mystery as to why Rush hasn't received more acclaim and it is a travesty that this album didn't get a big push from a major label. Every tune on it is a classic. Buy it!!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Otis Rush album January 27, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Recorded in the early '70s, this album features the master note-bender with an excellent accompanying band. Together with his '50s Cobra and '60s Vanguard and Atlantic recordings, this is a classic Chicago blues guitar collection, in the tradition of Earl Hooker, Buddy Guy and Magic Sam.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Otis Rush album to own March 8, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I'll put this one first, even before the Cobra recordings. This albums showcases the guitar work of the master a whole lot more than the Cobra recordings. The vocals are just as passionate, and the track selection is very good. In a few words: this is one of the best blues albums of all time. Its a shame that is not an easy album to find.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Right Place, Right Disk October 15, 2004
Format:Audio CD
If Rush had only ever recorded this single disk his place as a Chicago Blues great would have been secured. Add to this his incomparable late 50's sides for Cobra and you have a selection of the greatest West Side recordings ever made.

'Right Place, Wrong Time', is quite simply the best straight blues recording made during the 1970's, bar none. Rush is on fire throughout, whether delivering wracked slow blues or up tempo shuuffles. He plays and sings with incredible passion and feeling throughout; constantly striving for the next lick or turn of phrase which might take these songs to a new level. The backing band are never fussy, the horn section restrained, the production sparse and tough.

Highlights include the brilliant original 'Right Place, Wrong Time' and a definitive reading of Albert King's (Lets have a) 'Natural Ball'. Rush makes 'Lonely Man' his own and manages to deliver 'Rainy Night In Georgia' as a first rate blues ballad.

These recordings carry none of the excesses that blight many of his later recordings, but rather capture Otis delivering at the very peak of his considerable powers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Dr. S. Shurville
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic blues!Great stuff!!!
I'd give it ten stars if I could! Classic blues!! Get it!!This guy has been a great inspiration!! Other albums are also great!
Published 8 months ago by Dottie
4.0 out of 5 stars Hell Yea! A must buy!
To find a Blues man that can play, sing, and tell a story is great. although he has limited exposure, i would highly recommend this CD!! Buy this CD!
Published 16 months ago by DB
4.0 out of 5 stars Otis Rush - Right Place, Wrong Time (Hightone, 1990)
Surprisingly the album, which is considered one of the best works by Otis Rush, was declined by the Capitol Records and was released only after 5 years in 1976 on P-Vine Japan. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Dimitri
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Otis!
I have just about every Otis Rush album made. This is my most recent addition, and though tunes are very familiar, he's covered them before, the playing is at his best.
Published on March 17, 2010 by C. Lin
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine 1971 album rescued from oblivion by a peavine and a bullfrog
This 1971 Capitol Records session was almost not released at all. Chicago blues guitarist and singer extraordinaire Otis Rush cut "Right Place, Wrong Time" in February of that... Read more
Published on March 14, 2009 by Docendo Discimus
If you're one of "Shaq's, The King Of The World Blues Reviewer's" loyal fans, you'll know that I love Otis, and he is one of my six all-time favorite electric blues guitarist's. Read more
Published on January 30, 2007 by Rick Shaq Goldstein
5.0 out of 5 stars Right place, right time
I heard this record on the telly. Channel 18 it was, a public access outfit on Long Island who when The Simpsons aren't on are absolutely the best thing on the box. Read more
Published on December 11, 2006 by Noddy Box
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