Phil Upchurch

Phil Upchurch

Phil Upchurch

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Black Gold
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America
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As You Said
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Strawberry Letter 23
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You Wouldn't, You Couldn't Be True

Albums

  • Cha Cha Cha Blues

    Jun 2018 • 1 song

  • You Can't Sit Down

    Apr 2010 • 15 songs

  • Phil Upchurch

    Mar 2009 • 7 songs

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Phil Upchurch

Biography

A prolific guitarist who is comfortable playing blues, soul, R&B, and jazz, Phil Upchurch has been a prominent figure in Chicago music circles since the mid-'50s. He initially did freelance sessions with such musicians as Jerry Butler before becoming house guitarist for Chess. Upchurch's sensitive, often funky chording, riffs, and licks were heard on numerous releases by such artists as the Dells, Howlin' Wolf, Gene Chandler, and Muddy Waters. He frequently teamed with drummer Maurice White, who later headed Earth, Wind & Fire. He formed the Phil Upchurch Combo in the early '6...
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