I Can’t Quit You Baby’ kicked off the recording career of Otis Rush, then in his early twenties, and launched a new Chicago label, Cobra, in grand fashion. Although both Rush and Cobra came up with other classics, this was to be the only chart hit for either, reaching No. 6 on Billboard‘s R&B charts in the fall of 1956. A Willie Dixon production revealing Rush as an extraordinary talent with an impassioned approach, ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby’ remained a signature tune for Rush and was later covered by Little Milton, Led Zeppelin, Buddy Guy and others/
OTIS RUSH and HIS BAND
Vocal and guitar with Walter Horton, harmonica; James “Red” Holloway; tenor sax; Lafayette Leake, piano; Wayne Bennett, guitar; Willie Dixon, bass; Al Duncan, drums.
Recorded c. July 1956, Chicago. Released as Cobra 5000 (78 and 45 rpm single), 1956.
Discographical details from The Blues Discography 1943-1970.