Song of the Week: “All Your Love” by Otis Rush

by Douglas Cowie on 5 October 2018

Each Friday I pick a song–new, old, borrowed, blue–that’s been on my mind and in my ears, and write a short post about it.

This is “All Your Love” by Otis Rush:

Chicago blues legend Otis Rush died last weekend. This guy was on the radio and on the stage all the time during my growing-up years.  More even than Buddy Guy, at least in my impression and recollection. Otis Rush and his music are part of the cultural fabric of Chicago, and the places its radio airwaves reach, and pretty much right around the world. I picked “All Your Love” because I love the interplay between the guitar and the easy cool saxophone that starts the song out, and I love that tempo change partway through. You know these kinds of sounds almost like the back of your hand, and the reason, or anyway, a big part of the reason, is Otis Rush.

Share Button

Previous post:

Next post: