Friday, 24 January 2014
A Girl Named Sue
I appear to have got myself somewhat stuck in the deep South this week.
It is all down to me digging out my copy of It Came From Memphis for the Jim Dickinson contribution on Wednesday.
It is a tremendous compilation which was released by Union Square Music in 2005 to accompany a festival which took place at the Barbican in London.
It was a wee while since I listened to it and I had not really picked up on the splendidly suggestive Sue by Bobby Rush before.
Born Emmitt Ellis Jr and from Jackson, Mississippi his music is that typical Southern crossover blend of soul and blues.
Not to be confused with Bobby Crush the Opportunity Knocks winning pianist.
Bobby Rush - Sue