MATT 'GUITAR' MURPHY

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Matthew Tyler Murphy (December 29, 1929 – June 15, 2018), known as Matt "Guitar" Murphy, was an American blues guitarist. He was associated with The Blues Brothers and Howlin' Wolf.

Murphy was born in Sunflower, Mississippi, and was educated in Memphis, where his father worked at the Peabody Hotel. Murphy learned to play guitar when he was a child. In 1948 he moved to Chicago, where he joined the Howlin' Wolf band, which at the time featured Little Junior Parker. In 1952, Murphy recorded with Little Junior Parker and Ike Turner. This resulted in the release, “You’re My Angel”/“Bad Women, Bad Whiskey”(Modern 864), credited to Little Junior Parker and the Blue Flames.

Murphy worked a lot with Memphis Slim, including on his album At the Gate of Horn (1959). Murphy recorded two albums with Chuck Berry and was also featured in works by KoKo Taylor, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Buddy Guy,
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MATT 'GUITAR' MURPHY Way Down South album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Way Down South
Blues 1990
MATT 'GUITAR' MURPHY The Blues Don't Bother Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Blues Don't Bother Me
Blues 1996
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Lucky Charm
Blues 2000

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Last Call
Blues 2011

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