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Down In Louisiana

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PopMatters

Veteran bluesman Bobby Rush is in fine form with his latest full length, Down in Louisiana. The singer/guitarist has released some two dozen albums since his 1979 debut Rush Hour, and his career has been marked by a steady string of fine albums. Having been nominated for a Grammy award for his 2000 albumHoochie Man, as well as Blues Music Awards for his 2007 effortRaw, Rush is a musician who remains surprisingly unfamiliar to many blues aficianados. With a bit of luck, this new record will change some of that.

 

Down in Louisiana kicks off with the toe-tapping title track, a spry number that features some cajun spice in the form of accordian accompaniment, but mainly making use of Rush’s two outstanding features: his numble guitar playing and rich, bellow baritone. Both elements crop up throughout the record, and both are in effect for the follow-up number “You Just Like a Dresser”, which offers a classic blues double entendre about a cheatin’ woman: “You just like a dresser / Somebody’ always in your drawers”.

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