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miércoles, 1 de junio de 2016

Phil Upchurch • You Can't Sit Down

Phil Upchurch (born 19 July 1941, Chicago, Illinois) is an American jazz and R&B guitarist and bassist.

Upchurch started his career working with the Kool Gents, the Dells, and the Spaniels before going on to work with Curtis Mayfield, Otis Rush and Jimmy Reed. He then returned to Chicago to play and record with Woody Herman, Stan Getz, Groove Holmes, B.B. King, and Dizzy Gillespie.

In 1961, his record "You Can't Sit Down", by the Philip Upchurch Combo, sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. In the 60s he toured with Oscar Brown, appearing on the 1965 live album, Mr. Oscar Brown, Jr. Goes to Washington. Returning from the Army in 1967, he recorded with Richard Evans,[citation needed] John Lee Hooker, Grover Washington, Jr. and Cannonball Adderley. Upchurch was part of a group called the Soulful Strings during the 1960s, prior to working with Rotary Connection on Chess's Cadet label.

In the 1970s he worked with Ramsey Lewis, Quincy Jones and led his own quartet with Tennyson Stephens. In the mid 1970s and 1980s, he performed with George Benson, Mose Allison, Gary Burton, Lenny Breau, Joe Williams, Natalie Cole, Carmen McRae, Cat Stevens and Michael Jackson.

In the 1990s he worked with Jimmy Smith and Jack McDuff.

1. You Can't Sit Down - Part One
2. Oop Poop Adoo
3. Honest Injun
4. Pink Lollipop
5. Pogo
6. Cha Cha Cha Blues
7. You Can't Sit Down - Part Two
8. Straw Hat
9. Running Bear
10. Nothing But The Soul
11. Evad
12. Organ Boogie
13. Cha Cha Maracas
14. The Hog*
15. That's Where It Is*
*Bonus tracks

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