Double Trouble — Otis Rush (Cobra, 1958)

At the age of 23, Otis Rush was able to mine the essence of deep blues with his classic single ‘Double Trouble’ for the Cobra label of Chicago in 1958. The minor-key masterpiece depicted a sleepless soul not only plagued with false love, but with trouble keeping in a job ‘in this generation of millionaires.’ Rush has been justly hailed for his guitar work when he has done this song in live performances, but the signature licks on the Cobra session were actually played by Ike Turner. This record influenced Eric Clapton and inspired Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band to name themselves after it.

2016-11-10T17:07:27+00:00 November 10th, 2016|