Rush was known as the architect of the West Side Chicago blues in the fifties and sixties. His first recording in 1956, ” I Can’t Quit You Baby on Cobra Records obtained the sixth place in the Billboard R&B Charts. Then he broke through internationally. Many of his songs are seen as bluesklassiekers.
He influenced with his music, among others, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan.