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JIMMY MURPHY 'Electricity'

$15.00

This is a re-issue of Sugar Hill's 2nd ever release--a 1978 LP that gives a fine picture of one of the most unique & most distinctive personalities of early post-war country music. The erratic & idiosyncratic Murphy, from eastern Tennessee, had made a few little-known but fine records for RCA Victor and Columbia, as well as a few smaller companies, featuring a good voice, fine guitar playing and some good & unusual original songs, but he was never reliable enough or well enough organized to take advantage of his great talent. For this LP he was teamed on a number of cuts with Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Douglas & Tony Williamson, who do a sympathetic job of accompaniment. Murphy is right at home with the blues and hard core country (I GET A LONGING TO HEAR HANK SING THE BLUES and the powerful MOTHER WHERE IS YOUR DAUGHTER TONIGHT), touch down-home gospel as in WAKE ME UP SWEET JESUS, sung with his wife, plus his unique original creations like the title song and WE LIVE A LONG LONG TIME TO GET OLD. Four good additional cuts (including JOHN THE BAPTIST and HOLY GHOST MILLIONAIRE) have been added to original LPs 12, making this a really neat & welcome album. Recommended. LOUISE, CORBIN STOMP, THE MORNING LIGHT IS BREAKING, etc.