LietuviųEnglish (United Kingdom)
Pradinis puslapis P Brewer Phillips - Chicago Blues
Brewer Phillips - Chicago Blues
Artists - P
There are no translations available.

Brewer Phillips

Brewer Phillips (November 16, 1924, Coila, Mississippi - 1999, Chicago) 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, and Cub Koda among others.

Biography by All Music Guide

Brewer Phillips is one of the more unique sidemen in Chicago blues history. His guitar playing combines the rhythmic sense of an Eddie Taylor (an early childhood friend and fishing buddy) with the stinging lead work of a Pat Hare. Born on a plantation in Coila, MS, he came under the early tutelage of Memphis Minnie and grew up with the legends of the blues all around him, seeing many of them perform first hand. After leaving Mississippi, he moved to Memphis, becoming a professional musician and making his first recordings as a member of Bill Harvey's band, along with a session behind pianist Roosevelt Sykes that has yet to surface. Best-known for his work as a member of the Houserockers (see Hound Dog Taylor entry), his backup work behind Taylor -- a trio with no bass player -- finds him alternating between the icepick-in-your-ear sheet-metal lead tones produced from his battered Telecaster to comping bass lines while simultaneously combining chords, all of it executed with a thumbpick and bare fingers. It's a sound totally rooted in the juke joint sounds of Phillips's Mississippi upbringing and there's simply no equal to it in the blues today. Since Taylor's death in 1976, he has recorded on his own and worked sporadically with J.B. Hutto, Lil Ed, Cub Koda and others while remaining a largely shadowy figure in Chicago blues circles.

 

 

Bliuzo žmonės - Blues Artists - Random

Blind Blake - Chicago Blues

Blind Blake Arthur Blake, circa 1893, Jacksonville, Florida; died: ci...

Zora Young - Chicago blues

Zora Young Zora Young (born January 21, 1948, West Point, Mississippi)...

J. B. Hutto - Chicago Blues

J. B. HuttoJ. B. Hutto (April 26, 1926 - June 12, 1983) was an Americ...

Siegel-Schwall Band - Chicago

Siegel-Schwall Band is a blues band from Chicago, Illinois. The band w...

Donna Lynne

Donna Lynne Donna Lynne hailing from Reno Nevada is a seasoned vocal ...

Washboard Chaz

Washboard ChazThough comfortable in all forms of our diverse American ...

News image

Robert Johnson - Delta blues

Robert Johnson Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) wa...

Blind Willie McTell

Blind Willie McTell William Samuel McTell, better known as Blind Willi...

Shannon Coberly

Shannon CoberlyTrimmed And Burnin Trimmed And Burnin...

News image

Ray Charles

Ray Charles Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004),...

Sugar Blue - Chicago Blues

Grammy Award-winning harmonica virtuoso Sugar Blu...

Bobby Bland

Bobby Bland Robert Calvin Bland (born January 27, 1930) better known a...

Jimmy Reed - Chicago Blues

Jimmy Reed Mathis James "Jimmy" Reed (September 6, 1925 - August 29, ...

Mississippi Sheiks

Mississippi SheiksThe Mississippi Sheiks were a popular and influenti...

Big Joe Turner

Big Joe Turner Big Joe Turner (born Joseph Vernon Turner Jr., May 18, ...

J. B. Lenoir - Chicago Blues

J. B. Lenoir J. B. Lenoir who recorded in the (March 5, 1929 – April...

Banner
Banner