Bobby Rush @ Bradfordville Blues

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Sun Mar 20 16:15:36 EST 2005


It don't mean a think if it ain't got that swing or Charisma.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Walter Potter" <maxdog-blues-l@comcast.net>
To: <BLUES-L@LISTS.NETSPACE.ORG>
Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 12:34 PM
Subject: Re: Bobby Rush @ Bradfordville Blues


> I figure its all part of that Chitlin' Circuit thang, part musician, part
entertainer, part hustler. A lot of what he says is just part of the act.
There are better musicians, there are better hustlers, but Bobby is one hell
of an entertainer.
> --
> maxdog
>
> -------------- Original message --------------
>
> > 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.
> > Guitar Mac.
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> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Walter Potter"
> > To:
> > 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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