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Bobby Rush — Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History Of Bobby Rush

Bobby Rush — Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History Of Bobby Rush

Bobby Rush

Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History Of Bobby Rush

Release date: November 27, 2015


4 CDs of funkin’ magic from the legendary Bobby Rush!

When you’ve played with Elmore James, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and Jimmy Reed, you must be on to something. When you’ve had a multi-generational career in music, that’s something else. And, when you hear “Chicken Heads,” you know it’s all about the magical Bobby Rush!

Bobby’s incredible half-century of recorded music is ready to be devoured by those who’ve never tasted and those who want another helping on Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History Of Bobby Rush!

From his Checker, Galaxy, and Jewel sides through Philadelphia International, LaJam, and Urgent cuts and into the Deep Rush material—Chicken Heads tells the story of Bobby Rush: unfiltered, unedited and unbelievable.

This unprecedented collection of nearly 100 tracks from Bobby’s storied career are finally collected on Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History Of Bobby Rush. With almost 5 hours of music on 4 CDs, Chicken Heads traces his career from 1964’s “Someday” through the title track, 1979 collaborations with Gamble & Huff to tracks from 2004’s FolkFunk.

The 32 page, full-color booklet is filled with photos, ephemera, liner notes from Bill Dahl and testimonials from friends and fans including Mavis Staples, Keb’ Mo’, Elvin Bishop, Denise LaSalle, Leon Huff, Al Bell, and many more. With mastering and restoration by Grammy® winner Michael Graves, Bobby’s never sounded better!

We can’t say it better than Dahl does at the opening of his essay: “Blues never get funkier than when Bobby Rush swaggers up to the mic and lets fly with his homespun truisms. He’s always in motion, always smiling, always on fire as his skintight band cooks up irresistible elastic grooves behind him.”

So, prepare to get funky with Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History Of Bobby Rush!


Blues Foundation Winner 2017


    4-CD Boxed Set / Digital Track List:
    Disc 1:

  1. Someday
  2. Let Me Love You
  3. Sock Boo Ga Loo
  4. Much Too Much
  5. Gotta Have Money
  6. Camel Walk
  7. Wake Up
  8. The Things That I Used To Do
  9. Let It All Hang Out
  10. Just Be Yourself
  11. Done Got Good To Me Pt. 1
  12. Chicken Heads
  13. Mary Jane
  14. Gotta Be Funky
  15. Gotta Find You Girl
  16. Bowlegged Woman, Knock-Kneed Man Part 1
  17. Niki Hoeky
  18. She’s A Good ‘Un
  19. Get Out Of Here Part 1
  20. I’m Still Waiting
  21. She Put The Whammy On Me
    Disc 2:

  1. I Wanna Do The Do
  2. Hey Western Union Man
  3. Let’s Do It Together
  4. Be Still
  5. Talk To Your Daughter
  6. Sue (Single Version)
  7. Making A Decision (Single Version)
  8. Bertha Jean (Single Version)
  9. What’s Good For The Goose Is Good For The Gander
  10. Dr. Funk
  11. Never Would Have Thought It*
  12. A Man Can Give It (But He Can’t Take It)
  13. Nine Below Zero
  14. I Ain’t Studdin’ You (Single Version)
  15. You, You, You (Know What To Do)
  16. Time To Hit The Road Again
  17. I’m Gone
  18. Handy Man
  19. One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show
    Disc 3:

  1. Hen Pecked
  2. She’s So Fine
  3. Buttermilk Bottom
  4. Big Fat Woman
  5. Booga Bear
  6. Hoochie Man
  7. Scootchin’
  8. He Got My Attention
  9. Always On My Mind
  10. Wet Match*
  11. Undercover Lover
  12. Tough Titty
  13. When She Loves Ya (Rough Mix)*
  14. Evil (Live)
  15. Ride In My Automobile
  16. River’s Invitation
    Disc 4:

  1. Feeling Good (Pt. 1)
  2. Night Fishin’
  3. Take Me To The River
  4. Help Me
  5. Howlin’ Wolf
  6. Uncle Esau
  7. What’s Goin’ On
  8. I Got 3 Problems
  9. Blind Snake
  10. Show You A Good Time
  11. Down In Louisiana
  12. You Just Like A Dresser
  13. Swing Low
  14. Another Murder In New Orleans – Dr. John and Bobby Rush with Blindog Smokin’
  15. Sittin’ Here Waitin’ – Bobby Rush with Blindog Smokin’
  16. If That’s The Way You Like It – Bobby Rush with Blindog Smokin’
  17. Push And Pull – Bobby Rush with Hi Rhythm Section featuring Frayser Boy
  18. Dedication (Excerpt)
    * Previously unissued.

Cat: OV-147

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