Bobby Rush - Upstairs at United, Vol. 11
453-1972 (LP)

On February 4th, 2014, 73 year old Grammy nominated blues and R&B legend Bobby Rush added a generous helping of all analog, direct to tape, soul to Upstairs at United series. The set opens with a blistering take on the Beatles "Come Together" where most of the vocal is "sung" by the harmonica, followed by a sultry take on Otis Redding's "Hard To Handle." Side two starts with a newly penned gem "Why Do They Act Like That" and finishes with Floyd-ish take on a Bobby Rush Classic, "2 Eyes Full of Tears." As traditional to the series, these recordings were done live to tape above the mechanical hum of the record presses at United Record Pressing then cut as a 45 RPM 12" EP for the optimum listening experience.

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Click below to see footage taken from the Bobby Rush recording session.

We're quite proud of the artists who've participated in the series and how eclectic it's been thus far.

To date we've done releases from:
Brendan Benson
Cory Chisel
Jeff The Brotherhood
North Mississippi Allstars
Smoke Fairies
Willy Mason
Chuck Mead
Henry Wagons
Bobby Rush
The Cults
Click on their names to find out more about the sessions including videos.