Bobby Rush @ Bradfordville Blues

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Sun Mar 20 10:43:00 EST 2005


I have met Bobby Rush On a few occasion . Trying to figure him out is about
as interesting as playing a game of spades( that the Card Game).But I guess
some people spend their life trying to be Mystical.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Walter Potter" <maxdog-blues-l@comcast.net>
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Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 7:16 AM
Subject: Re: Bobby Rush @ Bradfordville Blues


> Deb Lubin wrote:
> > Wow--I've seen Bobby many times and never seen him use more than 3
> > dancers, and mostly 2.  I wonder under what conditions he uses 5
> > dancers.  Before the auto accident in which one of his dancers was
> > killed, I think he may have carried more.  Anybody know?
>
> At the festivals I've seen him at he had four or five dancers, at the
> club gigs he had less but that is out of the six or seven times I've
> seen him play.
>
> The Bradfordville Blues Club was previously known as Dave's CC Club
> (different owners). It was after playing a private party at Dave's that
> Bobby had that horrible wreck. The party was partially to keep the doors
> of the club open so Bobby gave Dave back the motel room money and opted
> to drive to Mobile, AL. The driver either had a heart attack or some
> sort of seizure. He had been sleeping in the van during the show. One of
> the saddest things about the wreck, beyond the loss of life, was that
> keyboardist Melvin, AKA "Housecat", had his hip crushed which landed him
> in a wheelchair and I've heard that he is in a extended care facility
> now. He's cool guy and its sad to not see him out playing.
>
> >
> > BTW, Terrence is not actually Bobby's son.  He's a long time friend of
> > Bobby's son Carl, who does the "promo" pieces for the band before
> > and after Bobby takes the stage.
>
> That's what I thought. Last night a few of us were talking about the
> show and one person said they asked Terrence if he really was Bobby's
> son and he said yes. But that response may have been a way of blowing
> off a pesky fan. Bobby also claimed to be 71 years old and to have
> released 39 albums. I've heard him make similar claims at other shows
> but the number varies up and down. According to Allmusic.com he's 65.
> He's in damn good shape for a 65 year old man!
>
> Last night at the club they had the Julien Kasper Band. Julien is
> originally from here in Tallahassee so the club was full of old fans of
> his. He played around here in his younger days in the blues rock band,
> Crosscut Saw, fronted by Pat Ramsey. Pat was there last night and sat in
> on a few numbers. Julien has some jaw-dropping chops and tone that sends
> other guitarists back to the woodshed but most of the material left me
> cold. Sorry, Julien, I like more coherent songs.
> --
> maxdog
>
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