1997 Phil Upchurch – Whatever Happened To The Blues

Whatever Happened To The Blues is the 18th album by Phil Upchurch, released in 1997.

Philip 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.

Tracks

1  6 To 4 (Phil Upchurch) 6:48
2  The Tide Keeps Lifting Me (Phil Upchurch, Ben Sidran, JD Steele) 4:08
3  Angel Eyes (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis) 7:01
4  Blues March (Benny Golson) 3:52
5  Love And Peace (Arthur Adams) 4:33
6  All Blues (Hal David, Miles Davis, Oscar Brown Jr) 4:16
7  Whatever Happened To The Blues (Phil Upchurch, James Brown) 4:45
8  I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (James Brown) 4:04
9  Going Down Slow (Phil Upchurch) 3:08
10  Nice To Have You Around (Phil Upchurch) 2:08
11  Fade To Black Tie (Paul Peterson, Ben Sidran) 5:28
12  Sweet Woman Blues (James van Buren) 4:17

Media

Musicians

1 6 To 4

BassPaul Peterson
DrumsMichael Bland
GuitarPhil Upchurch
OrganRicky Peterson
PercussionLenny Castro


2 The Tide Keeps Lifting Me

GuitarPhil Upchurch
CongasLenny Castro
PercussionPhil Upchurch
VocalsFred Steele
VocalsJD Steele
VocalsJevetta Steele
VocalsMavis Staples
VocalsPops Staples


3 Angel Eyes

BassBilly Peterson
DrumsMichael Bland
GuitarPhil Upchurch
OrganJack McDuff
SynthesizerRicky Peterson
VocalsGavin Christopher


4 Blues March

BassPhil Upchurch
DrumsMichael Bland
GuitarPhil Upchurch


5 Love And Peace

BassPhil Upchurch
DrumsMichael Bland
GuitarPhil Upchurch
OrganRicky Peterson
Background VocalsFred Steele
Background VocalsJD Steele
Background VocalsJevetta Steele
VocalsArthur Adams


6 All Blues

BassPaul Peterson
DrumsMichael Bland
GuitarPhil Upchurch
OrganRicky Peterson
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsOscar Brown Jr


7 Whatever Happened To The Blues

BassPaul Peterson
DrumsMichael Bland
GuitarPhil Upchurch
OrganRicky Peterson
VocalsJames van Buren


8 I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing

BassPaul Peterson
DrumsMichael Bland
GuitarPhil Upchurch
GuitarPaul Peterson
OrganRicky Peterson
SaxMaceo Parker
SaxPee Wee Ellis
TromboneFred Wesley
VocalsRosie Gaines


9 Going Down Slow

BassBilly Peterson
DrumsClyde Stubblefield
GuitarPhil Upchurch
PianoBen Sidran
VocalsLes McCann


10 Nice To Have You Around

GuitarPhil Upchurch


11 Fade To Black Tie

BassPaul Peterson
DrumsMichael Bland
GuitarPhil Upchurch
GuitarPaul Peterson
SynthesizerRicky Peterson


12 Sweet Woman Blues

BassBilly Peterson
DrumsClyde Stubblefield
GuitarPhil Upchurch
HarmonicaBruce Kurnow
VocalsJames van Buren

Liner Notes