With sympathetic production from John Porter, a great lineup of players who follow him every bluesy turn of the way and a dozen well chosen pieces of material, Rush wipes the unispired album slate clean with this one. Everything that makes Otis a unique master of his form is here to savor, from his passionate vocals to the shimmering finger vibrato he applies to the liquid tones of his Fender Stratocaster. While Rush has tackled some of this material on other outings, never has it been served up so passionately as it is here.
Even the re-cut of his famous Duke 45 "Homework" burns with a new intensity that makes you believe that this is one opportunity that Rush -- at least this time -- refused to let go by the boards.
|Don't Burn Down the Bridge / Albert King||Otis Rush||4:27|
|That Will Never Do / Bob Lyons / Little Milton||Otis Rush||3:22|
|Somebody Have Mercy / Sam Cooke||Otis Rush||3:00|
|A Fool for You / Ray Charles||Otis Rush||3:59|
|Homework / Al Perkins / Otis Rush||Otis Rush||3:28|
|My Jug and I / Percy Mayfield||Otis Rush||5:13|
|She's a Good 'Un||Otis Rush||5:44|
|It's My Own Fault / B.B. King / Jules Taub||Otis Rush||5:13|
|Ain't Enough Comin' In / Otis Rush||Otis Rush||5:44|
|If I Had Any Sense I'd Go Back Home / Rose Marie McCoy||Otis Rush||4:53|
|Ain't That Good News / Sam Cooke||Otis Rush||4:14|
|As the Years Go Passing By / Deadric Malone||Otis Rush||7:55|