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Phil Upchurch: Feeling Blue

Read "Feeling Blue" reviewed by David Rickert

In 1967 many aspiring musicians picked up the guitar as their instrument of choice, but most were interested in becoming the next Bob Dylan rather than the next Wes Montgomery. It’s understandable, then, that Phil Upchurch’s debut as a leader got lost in the shuffle. At this point he had worked as a sideman with some of the best artists in the rhythm and blues field, like Otis Rush and B.B. King, and would later follow the fusion movement with ...

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Phil Upchurch: Tell The Truth!

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If Phil Upchurch would unroll a list of albums on which he has played, ever since his start in the very early 1960's, it would be as long as his arm--and it would still dangle from his hand for at least the same length again. Always busy as a back-up guitarist, Upchurch's versatility and his ability to slip into any format obscure his true musical personality.Is he a blues guitarist, as he was with Muddy Waters and Buddy ...

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Phil Upchurch: Tell the Truth!

Read "Tell the Truth!" reviewed by Dave Hughes

Phil Upchurch, who has been a highly in-demand session and touring guitarist and bassist for three and a half decades (and released twenty previous albums along the way), has now released one of his most personal and satisfying CDs yet, Tell the Truth. And the title is apt; Upchurch was able to make this album with his current working band performing the music of his choice, without having to comply with record company directives to use big-name guest stars or ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Phil Upchurch: Tell the Truth!

Read "Tell the Truth!" reviewed by Dave Hughes

Phil Upchurch, who has been a highly in-demand session and touring guitarist and bassist for three and a half decades (and released twenty previous albums along the way), has now released one of his most personal and satisfying CDs yet, Tell the Truth. And the title is apt; Upchurch was able to make this album with his current working band performing the music of his choice, without having to comply with record company directives to use big-name guest stars or ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Phil Upchurch: Tell The Truth!

Read "Tell The Truth!" reviewed by AAJ Staff

If Phil Upchurch would unroll a list of albums on which he has played, ever since his start in the very early 1960's, it would be as long as his arm--and it would still dangle from his hand for at least the same length again. Always busy as a back-up guitarist, Upchurch's versatility and his ability to slip into any format obscure his true musical personality.Is he a blues guitarist, as he was with Muddy Waters and Buddy ...


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