Matt "Guitar" Murphy

Matt "Guitar" Murphy

Matt "Guitar" Murphy

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Way Down South
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Matt's Guitar Boogie #2
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The Blues Don't Bother Me
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Big City Takedown
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Big Six

Albums

  • Way Down South

    Jun 2012 • 10 songs

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  • Matt "Guitar" Murphy

  • Biography

    Probably best known for playing behind the Blues Brothers (and appearing prominently in their 1980 hit movie), Matt "Guitar" Murphy deserves enshrinement in the blues-guitar hall of fame anyway. His jazz-tinged, stunningly advanced riffing behind Memphis Slim elevated the towering pianist's 1950s output for United and Vee-Jay Records to new heights. Guitar playing ran in the Murphy household (which moved from Mississippi to Memphis when Matt was a toddler). Matt and his brother Floyd both made a name for themselves on the early-'50s Memphis scene (that's Floyd on Little Junio...

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