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Birth Name: Otis Rush
Born: 1935/04/29
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA
Years Active: 1956–2004
Genres: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues

Otis Rush was born on April 29, 1935 in Philadelphia, Mississippi and is a blues musician, singer, and guitarist. Rush's distinctive guitar style produced a sound that became known as the 'West Side Chicago blues.' Rush is left-handed and plays a left-handed guitar strung upside-down with the low E string at the bottom, which helped in part to produce his unique sound. Rush moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1948, and got his start in music playing local clubs on the South Side and West Side of the blues scene in Chicago. As the 1950s emerged, Rush was offered a recording contract with Cobra Records where he began recording in 1956 to 1958. Rush released eight singles and collaborated with artist... Continue Bio >>


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