Bobby Rush has played with the likes of Elmore James, Howlin' Wolf', Muddy Waters and Jimmy Reed and his career has lasted over 50 years. Now Rush is being honored with a box set celebrating his long and varied career entitled Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History Of Bobby Rush. The box includes five hours of music from 20 record labels and runs the gamut from blues to soul to R&B and even disco.
Blinded By Sound had a chance to check out "Sock Boo Ga Loo," which makes its digital debut on this collection. The song is a sizzling slice of sixties soul in the vein of Wilson Pickett. Rush shows a confident swagger in his vocals and the horn section really pops, a testament to the job the audio engineers did in cleaning up this release. Have a listen to it here: