Blue Monday (Otis’n’Bob edition)

Otis Rush’s guitar playing is in particularly ghostly form on this long version of “All Your Love.”

More than a few Bobcats have noted that “Beyond Here Lies Nothin’,” the opening song on Bob Dylan’s upcoming release Together Through Life, seems to lean rather heavily on “All Your Love.”

Personally, I think it’s more a case of Dylan drawing from the same stockpile of blues readymades used by Rush and every other blues artist, but there’s no denying the similiarity. Not that this will keep me getting Together Through Life when it comes out — after all, I already have the Cobra anthology that could serve anyone as a fine introduction to the Otis Rush song catalogue.

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