R.I.P. Matt Guitar Murphy - dead at 88

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R.I.P. Matt Guitar Murphy - dead at 88

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Another great Blues guitar player left us - R.I.P., Matt!
Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim, the Blues Brothers - he played with so many artists and also had his own band.

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Re: R.I.P. Matt Guitar Murphy - dead at 88

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So many gone .... sad news - may he rest in peace. :tears:
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Re: R.I.P. Matt Guitar Murphy - dead at 88

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I was lucky enough to see him play in a bar in Oklahoma City, back in the 80's. He played an amazing set, then took a break. I approached him at the bar and introduced myself and shook his hand. He was friendly, but so drunk he couldn't speak coherently. I talked to (at) him for a few more minutes, then returned to my seat. Matt got back onstage and played another amazing set. I found it hard to belive how good he was, considering how drunk he was. I'm glad he lasted as long as he did. He was a true great artist of the blues.
"Throw yo' big leg over me Mama, I might not feel this good again!"

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