1972 Phil Upchurch – Darkness, Darkness

Darkness, Darkness is the sixth album by Phil Upchurch, released in 1972.

Phil Upchurch (born July 19, 1941, Chicago, Illinois) is an American blues, jazz and R&B guitarist and bassist. Upchurch started his career working with the Kool Gents, the Dells, and the Spaniels before going on to work with Curtis Mayfield, Otis Rush, and Jimmy Reed. (His association with Kool Gents member Dee Clark would continue, including playing guitar on Clark’s 1961 solo hit “Raindrops”.) He then returned to Chicago to play and record with Woody Herman, Stan Getz, Groove Holmes, B.B. King, and Dizzy Gillespie.


1  Darkness, Darkness (Jesse Colin Young) 9:16
2  Fire And Rain (James Taylor) 7:41
3  What We Call The Blues (Phil Upchurch) 6:15
4  Cold Sweat (James Brown, Alfred Ellis) 6:47
5  Please Send Me Someone To Love (Percy Mayfield) 5:10
6  Inner City Blues (Marvin Gaye, James Nyx Jr) 6:46
7  You\’ve Got A Friend (Carole King) 8:40
8  Love And Peace (Arthur Adams) 5:28
9  Sweet Chariot (Traditional) 6:40
10  Sausalito Blues (Phil Upchurch) 4:06



BassChuck Rainey
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarPhil Upchurch
GuitarArthur Adams
PianoJoe Sample

Other Musicians

1 Darkness, Darkness

DrumsDonald Simmons
PianoDonny Hathaway

8 Love And Peace

OrganBen Sidran

10 Sausalito Blues

BassPhil Upchurch
DrumsDonald Simmons
PianoDonny Hathaway

Liner Notes

Producer – Phil Upchurch, Tommy LiPuma
Arranged By – Nick DeCaro
Arranged By – Donny Hathaway (Tracks 3, 10)
Conductor (Horns) – Nick DeCaro
Conductor (Strings & Horns) – Donny Hathaway (Tracks 3, 10)
Engineer – Bruce Botnick
Engineer – Fred Breitberg (Tracks 3, 10)
Engineer (Remix) – Al Schmitt
Mastered By – Bob MacLeod

Photography By, Design – Barry Feinstein, Buddy Andersen, Vicki Hodgetts

Recorded At – Wally Heider Recording Studio, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Universal Recording Studio
Mastered At – Artisan Sound Recorders