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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Bobby Rush got dirty on 2013's Down in Louisiana but with 2014's Decisions, he returns to his slick blues-funk ways, but this doesn't mean it's a rote affair by any means. He has teamed up with the band Blinddog Smokin' and, for the first time in his career, recorded with fellow Louisiana legend Dr. John. Mac Rebennack shows up on the opening "Another Murder in New Orleans," a deeply soulful and searching portrait of the violence that often plagues the Big Easy but, really, that's the only instance when good times aren't on Rush's mind. He leers about being a "Funky Old Man" and winks about what happens on "Bobby Rush's Bus," two songs that set the pace and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Bobby Rush got dirty on 2013's Down in Louisiana but with 2014's Decisions, he returns to his slick blues-funk ways, but this doesn't mean it's a rote affair by any means. He has teamed up with the band Blinddog Smokin' and, for the first time in his career, recorded with fellow Louisiana legend Dr. John. Mac Rebennack shows up on the opening "Another Murder in New Orleans," a deeply soulful and searching portrait of the violence that often plagues the Big Easy but, really, that's the only instance when good times aren't on Rush's mind. He leers about being a "Funky Old Man" and winks about what happens on "Bobby Rush's Bus," two songs that set the pace and attitude for much of the rest of Decisions. At times, the guitarist looks into the future -- there's a near-electronic funk beat underpinning "Dr. Rush" -- and other times the past ("Skinny Little Women" is a dexterous Louisiana groove and, elsewhere, he picks up an acoustic for some backporch grit), but this is really about Rush being in the present and enjoying his status as a very big fish in a big swamp. He's happy to recall his better, grittier moments, doesn't mind changing things up as long as it brings in more punters and, generally, is just having a good time and encouraging you to do so, too.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/15/2014
  • Label: Silver Talon Records
  • UPC: 888295039352
  • Catalog Number: 393
  • Sales rank: 39,174

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Another Murder In New Orleans - Blinddog Smokin' (4:57)
  2. 2 Decisions - Blinddog Smokin' (5:26)
  3. 3 Bobby Rush's Bus - Blinddog Smokin' (5:21)
  4. 4 If That's the Way You Like It I Like It - Blinddog Smokin' (3:00)
  5. 5 Funky Old Man - Blinddog Smokin' (4:07)
  6. 6 Love of a Woman - Blinddog Smokin' (3:12)
  7. 7 Stand Back - Blinddog Smokin' (5:05)
  8. 8 Skinny Little Women - Blinddog Smokin' (4:21)
  9. 9 Dr. Rush - Blinddog Smokin' (3:45)
  10. 10 Too Much Weekend - Blinddog Smokin' (6:20)
  11. 11 Sittin' Here Waitin' - Blinddog Smokin' (5:06)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Another Murder In New Orleans - Blinddog Smokin'
  2. 2 [Bonus Material] - Blinddog Smokin'
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bobby Rush Primary Artist, Vocals
Billy Branch Harmonica
Dr. John Vocals
David Torkanowsky Keyboards
Chuck Findley Trumpet
Nick Lane Trombone
Linda McCrary Vocals
Sherman Robertson Guitar
Tom Saviano Saxophone
Alan Steinberger Wurlitzer
Shane Theriot Guitar
Carl Weathersby Guitar
Michael Skinkus Percussion
Ronnie Gutierrez Percussion
Mindi Abair Saxophone
Lorenzo Castillo Vocals
Chuck Gullens Drums
Carl Gustafson Vocals
Morris Beeks Keyboards
Yolanda "Peb" Windsay Vocals
Big Llou Johnson Vocals
Travis Blotsky Saxophone
Branden Lewis Trumpet
Eric Bernhardt Saxophone, Vocals
Robert "Chalo" Ortiz Guitar
Rev. Dave Bonuff Saxophone
Roland Pritzker Bass
Linda Gustafson Background Vocals
Jolynda Philips Vocals
Alex Blaine Saxophone
Technical Credits
Bobby Rush Composer
Tony Shepperd Engineer
Donald Markowitz Composer, Producer, Engineer
Chuck Gullens Composer
Carl Gustafson Composer
Talon Gustafson Graphic Design
Morris Beeks Composer
Stephen Marsh Mastering
Drew Vonderhaar Engineer
Jeff DeLia Management
Roland Pritzker Composer
Julie Pacino Producer
Jon Westerfield Composer
Jennifer DeLia Director
Jason Villemerette Producer
Charome Kaocharoen Creation
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2014

    Bobby Rush shows no signs of slowing down at age 77. I love this

    Bobby Rush shows no signs of slowing down at age 77. I love this album from "If That's the Way You Like It to I Like It" to "Bobby Rush's Bus" to even the heavy nature of "Another Murder in New Orleans" featuring the man Dr. John. All artists involved from Bobby Rush to Blinddog Smokin' to featured artists Billy Branch, Mindy Abair, Carl Weathersby, Sherman Robertson, and of course Dr. John were excellent! This album is recommended to all Blues and Funk music fans. 

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