Thursday, December 16, 2010

Matt "Guitar" Murphy -- Guitar Boogie (live)

"Probably best known for playing behind the Blues Brothers (and appearing prominently in their 1980 hit movie), Matt "Guitar" Murphydeserves enshrinement in the blues-guitar hall of fame anyway." (Bill Dahl, allmusic) The list of high-carat blues bands he played with is fascinating. Howlin' Wolf, Memphis Slim, Otis Rush, Ike Turner -- Matt Murphy played with all of these blues greats. 
The artist was born in Mississippi (of course) on December 29, 1929.  And he was busily touring the country until 2003 when he suffered a stroke during an appearance in Nashville, TN. 

And this is the maestro in 2010 with the James Cotton Blues Band at the Chicago Blues Fest

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