Matthew Tyler Murphy December 29, 1929 June 15, 2018

Matthew Tyler Murphy (December 29, 1929 – June 15, 2018 known as Matt “Guitar” Murphy, was an American blues guitarist. He was associated with the bands The Blues Brothers and Howlin’ Wolf.
Murphy was born in Sunflower, Mississippi, and was educated in Memphis, where his father worked at the Peabody Hotel. Murphy learned to play guitar when he was a child. In 1948 he moved to Chicago, where he joined the Howlin’ Wolf band, which at the time featured Little Junior Parker.

Murphy worked a lot with Memphis Slim, including on his album At the Gate of Horn (1959). Murphy did not have a band of his own until 1982 but did work in the studio and on stage with many musicians, including Ike Turner, Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Otis Rush, Etta James, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Chuck Berry and Joe Louis Walker.

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