by Bobby Rush

CD(Bonus DVD)


Bobby Rush got dirty on 2013's Down in Louisiana but with 2014's Decisions, he returns to his slick blues-funk ways, but this doesn't mean it's a rote affair by any means. He has teamed up with the band Blinddog Smokin' and, for the first time in his career, recorded with fellow Louisiana legend Dr. John. Mac Rebennack shows up on the opening "Another Murder in New Orleans," a deeply soulful and searching portrait of the violence that often plagues the Big Easy but, really, that's the only instance when good times aren't on Rush's mind. He leers about being a "Funky Old Man" and winks about what happens on "Bobby Rush's Bus," two songs that set the pace and attitude for much of the rest of Decisions. At times, the guitarist looks into the future -- there's a near-electronic funk beat underpinning "Dr. Rush" -- and other times the past ("Skinny Little Women" is a dexterous Louisiana groove and, elsewhere, he picks up an acoustic for some backporch grit), but this is really about Rush being in the present and enjoying his status as a very big fish in a big swamp. He's happy to recall his better, grittier moments, doesn't mind changing things up as long as it brings in more punters and, generally, is just having a good time and encouraging you to do so, too.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/15/2014
Label: Silver Talon Records
UPC: 0888295039352
catalogNumber: 393

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Rush   Primary Artist,Vocals
Billy Branch   Harmonica
Dr. John   Vocals
David Torkanowsky   Keyboards
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Nick Lane   Trombone
Linda McCrary-Campbell   Vocals
Sherman Robertson   Guitar
Tom Saviano   Saxophone
Alan Steinberger   Wurlitzer
Shane Theriot   Guitar
Carl Weathersby   Guitar
Michael Skinkus   Percussion
Ronnie Gutierrez   Percussion
Mindi Abair   Saxophone
Lorenzo Castillo   Vocals
Chuck Gullens   Drums
Carl Gustafson   Vocals
Morris Beeks   Keyboards
Yolanda "Peb" Windsay   Vocals
Big Llou Johnson   Vocals
Travis Blotsky   Saxophone
Branden Lewis   Trumpet
Eric Bernhardt   Saxophone,Vocals
Robert "Chalo" Ortiz   Guitar
Rev. Dave Bonuff   Saxophone
Roland Pritzker   Bass
Linda Gustafson   Background Vocals
Jolynda Philips   Vocals
Alex Blaine   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Bobby Rush   Composer
Tony Shepperd   Engineer
Donald Markowitz   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Chuck Gullens   Composer
Carl Gustafson   Composer
Talon Gustafson   Graphic Design
Morris Beeks   Composer
Drew Vonderhaar   Engineer
Jeff DeLia   Management
Roland Pritzker   Composer
Julie Pacino   Producer
Jon Westerfield   Composer
Jennifer DeLia   Director
Jason Villemerette   Producer
Charome Kaocharoen   Creation

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Decisions 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bobby Rush shows no signs of slowing down at age 77. I love this album from "If That's the Way You Like It to I Like It" to "Bobby Rush's Bus" to even the heavy nature of "Another Murder in New Orleans" featuring the man Dr. John. All artists involved from Bobby Rush to Blinddog Smokin' to featured artists Billy Branch, Mindy Abair, Carl Weathersby, Sherman Robertson, and of course Dr. John were excellent! This album is recommended to all Blues and Funk music fans.