JIMMY MURPHY 'Electricity'

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.

Track Listing:

  • YOU TOUCHED ME & MADE ME LIVE AGAIN
  • ELECTRICITY
  • SHANTY BOAT BLUES
  • HE'S ALWAYS THE SAME
  • IT SEEMS I ALWAYS GET WHAT I DON'T WANT
  • WAKE ME UP SWEET JESUS
  • WE LIVE A LONG TIME TO GET OLD
  • I GET A LONGING TO HEAR HANK SING THE BLUES
  • MOTHER WHERE IS YOUR DAUGHTER TONIGHT
  • THE MORNING LIGHT IS BREAKING
  • LOUISE
  • CORBIN STOMP
  • BIG MAMA BLUES
  • HOW LONG BLUES
  • JOHN THE BAPTIST
  • HOLY GHOST MILLIONAIRE.