Right Place, Wrong Time

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All Music Guide - Eugene Chadbourne
This recording session was not released until five years after it was done. One can imagine the tapes practically smoldering in their cases, the music is so hot. Sorry, there is nothing "wrong" about this blues album at all. Otis Rush was a great blues expander, a man whose guitar playing was in every molecule pure blues. On his solos on this album he strips the idea of the blues down to very simple gestures (i.e., a bent string, but bent in such a subtle way that the seasoned blues listener will be surprised). As a performer he opens up the blues form with his chord progressions and use of horn sections, the latter instrumentation again added in a wonderfully spare ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eugene Chadbourne
This recording session was not released until five years after it was done. One can imagine the tapes practically smoldering in their cases, the music is so hot. Sorry, there is nothing "wrong" about this blues album at all. Otis Rush was a great blues expander, a man whose guitar playing was in every molecule pure blues. On his solos on this album he strips the idea of the blues down to very simple gestures (i.e., a bent string, but bent in such a subtle way that the seasoned blues listener will be surprised). As a performer he opens up the blues form with his chord progressions and use of horn sections, the latter instrumentation again added in a wonderfully spare manner, bringing to mind a master painter working certain parts of a canvas in order to bring in more light. Blues fans who get tired of the same old song structures, riff, and rhythms should be delighted with most of Rush's output, and this one is among his best. Sometimes all he does to make a song sound unlike any blues one has ever heard is just a small thing -- a chord moving up when one expects it go down, for example. The production is particularly skilled, and the fact that Capitol Records turned this session down after originally producing it can only be reasonably accepted when combined with other decisions this label has made, such as turning down the Doors because singer Jim Morrison had "no charisma." This record doesn't mess around at all. The first track takes off like the man they fire out of a cannon at the end of a circus, a perceived climax swaggeringly representing just the beginning, after all. Some of the finest tracks are the ones that go longer than five minutes, allowing the players room to stretch. And that means more of Rush's great guitar playing, of course. For the final track he leaves the blues behind completely for a moving cover version of "Rainy Night in Georgia" by Tony Joe White.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Hightone Records
  • UPC: 012928800723
  • Catalog Number: 8007
  • Sales rank: 35,584

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tore Up (3:17)
  2. 2 Right Place, Wrong Time (5:24)
  3. 3 Easy Go (4:41)
  4. 4 Three Times a Fool (3:11)
  5. 5 Rainy Night in Georgia (3:55)
  6. 6 Natural Ball (3:30)
  7. 7 I Wonder Why (4:41)
  8. 8 Your Turn to Cry (3:35)
  9. 9 Lonely Man (2:50)
  10. 10 Take a Look Behind (5:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Otis Rush Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Fred Burton Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
John Dahn Bass
John Kahn Bass
Ira Kamin Organ
Doug Kilmer Bass
Hart McNee Alto Saxophone
Mark Naftalin Piano
Rev. Ron Stallings Tenor Saxophone
John Wilmeth Trumpet
Bob Jones Drums
Technical Credits
Nick Gravenites Producer
Tony Joe White Composer
Milton Campbell Composer
Otis Rush Producer
Dick Shurman Liner Notes
Bob Lyons Composer
M. Campbell Composer
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