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Phil Upchurch

g, *1941 US, Chicago
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Phillip Upchurch

American soul - rhythm 'n' blues guitarist, born 19 July 1941 in Chicago, USA. A prominent member of the Chicago Music scene since the early 50s; a well respected teacher and instructor in addition to his performing reputation. His main body of work can be heard on projects by George Benson, Bobby Blue Bland, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Kenny G (2), Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan, Earl Klugh, Curtis Mayfield, Muddy Waters, and countless sound tracks and other projects.

  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Vocals
  • Electric guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Jazz
  • Soul
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Superfly on Impressions of Curtis Mayfield by Jazz Soul Seven
Darkness, Darkness on All Day Thumbsucker Revisited : The History Of Blue Thumb Records by Various Artists
You Can't Sit Down - Part One on You Can't Sit Down by Phil Upchurch
Crosstown Traffic on Chess Psychedelic Jazz And Funky Grooves by Various Artists
Strawberry Letter 23 on Phil Upchurch by Phil Upchurch
It's All Right on Impressions of Curtis Mayfield by Jazz Soul Seven
Move on Up on Impressions of Curtis Mayfield by Jazz Soul Seven
You Can't Sit Down - Part Two on You Can't Sit Down by Phil Upchurch
Free on Phil Upchurch by Phil Upchurch
Freddie's Dead on Impressions of Curtis Mayfield by Jazz Soul Seven

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Title Artist Year Type
The Big Hit DancesPhil Upchurch2014Compil.
The Hog / That's Where It IsPhil Upchurch2013Single
AnthologyPhil Upchurch2003Compil.
Tell The TruthPhil Upchurch2001Album
Rhapsody & BluesPhil Upchurch1999Album
Love Is StrangePhil Upchurch1995Album
Love Is StrangePhil Upchurch With Chaka Khan1995Single
Whatever Happened To The BluesPhil Upchurch1992Album
All I WantPhil Upchurch1991Album
Midnite BluePhil Upchurch1991Album
The L.A. Jazz QuintetPhil Upchurch1986Album
CompanionsPhil Upchurch1985Album
Where Do We Go From Here / Name Of The GamePhil Upchurch with Marlena Shaw1984Single
You Can't Sit Down / ReunionPhil Upchurch1983Album
Name Of The GamePhil Upchurch1983Album
When And If I Fall In LovePhil Upchurch1983Album
Free & EasyPhil Upchurch1982Album
Midnight Blue / Groovin' SlowPhil Upchurch1982Single
RevelationPhil Upchurch1982Album
You Can't Sit DownPhil Upchurch1981Single
Strawberry Letter 23/ Foolin' AroundPhil Upchurch1978Single
Phil UpchurchPhil Upchurch1978Album
Upchurch/TennysonPhil Upchurch1975Album
Ave MariaPhil Upchurch & Tennyson Stephens1975Single
Lovin' FeelingPhil Upchurch1973Album
Darkness, DarknessPhil Upchurch1972Album
Darkness, DarknessPhil Upchurch1972Single
Softly / You Don't Have To KnowPhil Upchurch1970Single
UpchurchPhil Upchurch1969Album
The Way I FeelPhil Upchurch1969Album
Feeling BluePhil Upchurch1968Album
Organ Grinder's Twist / The PersianPhil Upchurch1962Single
The Big Hit DancesPhil Upchurch1962Album
Fill UpPhil Upchurch1962Single
You Can't Sit Down Part TwoPhil Upchurch1961Album
Feeling Blue / Muscle SoulPhil UpchurchSingle
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