Vintage "Shredding": Matt "Guitar" Murphy

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  1. supersoldier71

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    Skip to 1:37.

    This is what one finds when one randomly surfs Youtube.
     
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    Love Matt Guitar Murphy!!

    My first trip to Chicago in 1994 on business, I went to Buddy Guy's Legends club and Matt was performing that evening... an amazing talent.

    And funny, just 2 days ago I watched The Blues Brothers movie again, which is my all time favorite.



    Matt is here tearing it up... a true legend, now 88 years old and still going strong.
     
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    Great movie, and maybe best scene.




    Mrs. Murphy: We got two honkies out there dressed like Hasidic diamond merchants.

    Matt Murphy: Say what?

    Mrs. Murphy: They look like they're from the CIA, or somethin'.

    Matt Murphy: What they want to eat?

    Mrs. Murphy: The tall one wants white bread, toasted, dry, with nothin' on it.

    Matt Murphy: Elwood.

    Mrs. Murphy: And the other one wants four whole fried chickens and a Coke.

    Matt Murphy: And Jake. Sheeit, the Blues Brothers!
     
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    I remember reading an interview with Stan Webb of Chicken Shack where he stated that
    EC's Beano " innovations" were nothing more than EC imitating what MM had already done
    a decade before. :cool:

    Check out MM's tenure with the James Cotton Blues Band.
    Amazing!
     
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    I love the Matt Murphy clip. I might like his eyebrow inflections even more than his awesome playing. Thanks for posting!
     
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    "Mrs. Murphy" = Aretha Franklin herself.

    Good stuff. All of it.
     
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    Yeah, I thought that was great too.
     
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  8. Jim W

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    I have 3 MM cds that are pretty good. The first probably my favorite on the Antones (sp?) label - related to the club in Austin). He had a stroke a number of years ago and I thought he had made some of recovery (?). I like Stan Webb and some of the Chicken Shack stuff.
     
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