mp3: Otis Rush – It Takes Time

Released in 1958 as the flip to Checking On My Baby, It Takes Time is tough, epic sounding blues. A prime example of the giant West Side style of Chicago Blues that was spearheaded by Cobra Records, under the stewardship of Willie Dixon. As with many Cobra records, Dixon provides the solid bass line on today’s selection. However, it’s Otis Rush’s powerful vocals and sizzling guitar that are obviously the main act.