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"Simple music is the hardest to play," Albert Collins once said, "and blues is simple music." The death of a blues legend can leave us with a collective sense of loss and nostalgia for an era gone by. This memorial site was created to honor and remember blues musicians, singers, songwriters and others who have contributed to this truly American music.
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12/29/1929 - 6/15/2018

The The Blues: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Matt Murphy

Matt “Guitar” Murphy, blues sideman who played with the Blues Brothers and legends like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, died Friday, June 15, 2018, according to multiple news sources. He was 88. “He was a strong man that lived a long long fruitfull life that poured his heart out in every guitar solo he took,” his nephew, Floyd Murphy Jr., wrote on Facebook. Murphy is fondly remembered for playing Aretha Franklin’s soul food-cooking husband, and target of her memorable performance of...
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