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Bobby Rush: "Blues Singer--Plus"

An article from Southern Cultures 17:4, The Music Issue

William Ferris

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Published: 12/2011
Subject: History, Music | University of North Carolina
eBook ISBN: 9780807872536


I try to get the people in my hand, for them to love me, and once I get them in my hand, I can then tell them what I've come to tell them. And I come to tell them about the blues. It's just like a preacher."

The consummate Chiltin' Circuit performer talks women, finding his crossover audience, and masquerading as two different people on the same stage in one night.

This article appears in the 2011 Music issue of Southern Cultures.

Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for the Study of the American South.