Sunday, March 9, 2014

CD Review: Blues Legend Bobby Rush Teams With Dr. John On Making "Decisions"

Louisiana blues legend Bobby Rush will be releasing his 27th album, his first on Silver Talon Records, on April 15th. The album entitled "Decisions" teams Rush with New Orleans music legend Dr. John and California blues band BlindDog Smokin'. Rush met Dr. John back in the early sixties when both men were traveling the R&B circuit, but have never recorded together until this album.

The lead song "Another Murder In New Orleans" starts thing off hot and heavy as Rush and Dr. John trade verses on this seventies sounding R&B/blues number. The song, as well as the rest of the album, is sprinkled with Dr. John's classic piano sound. The funk comes pouring from the speakers in "Bobby Rush's Bus" and "Funky Old Man" highlighted by the horn section which gives Rush's vocals a timeless quality. The thumping blues of "Love Of A Woman" and jam session feel of "Skinny Little Women" showcase the blues at their purist. The album takes a slight turn off-track with the electronic beats of the hip-hop feel of "Dr. Rush," before returning to close the album with the storied acoustic blues of "Too Much Weekend."

The new album also comes with a bonus DVD that contains the music video for "Another Murder In New Orleans." Also included are interviews with Bobby Rush and Dr. John as well as behind-the-scenes photos from the video shoot. To find out more about the new album "Decisions," please visit www.conqueroo.com/bobbyrushwblinddog.html.

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