Brewer Phillips

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Brewer PhillipsBrewer Phillips (1924 1999) was an American blues guitarist, chiefly associated with Chicago blues. Phillips was born on a plantation and learned the blues from Memphis Minnie at an early age. He relocated to Memphis and played with Bill Harvey, Roosevelt Sykes, and Hound Dog Taylor. Following Taylor's death in 1976, Phillips recorded under his own name, as well as playing with J. B. Hutto, Lil' Ed Williams, and Cub Koda amongst others. Phillips died of natural causes in August 1999, at the age of 74. - wikipedia It's amazing to think that Brewer Phillips would be 70-plus years old before releasing his U.S. debut album, but after a couple of years in virtual seclusion, Delmark coaxed him back into the studio for this fine set. Phillips's regular working band is aboard with pianist Aaron Moore handling the bulk of the vocals, Magic Sam's drummer, Robert 'Huckleberry Hound' Wright, and Willie Black on bass providing simple but effective support. Phillips sings on the Jimmy Reed classic 'You Don't Have to Go,' 'Looking for a Woman' and 'Lunch Bucket Blues' and his single string work is highlighted on the instrumental title track. A simple, laidback album with some surprising fireworks in all the unexpected places. -
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