Teamed with him…Quincy Jones, Bob Dylan, Julio Iglesias, Ray Charles, Ramsey Lewis, Carmen McRae, George Benson, Donny Hathaway, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Carmen McRae, Marlena Shaw, Eddie Harris, Joe Williams, Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock among many others.
Phil Upchurch is a guitarist beyond the genres of Blues, Jazz and R&B. He is well-known as a side-man of George Benson but always played his guitar in excellent soul works in 70's before and after. His lead & rhythm guitars always fascinate and inspire many guitarists. His playing is not too showy, but raised the perfection of music pieces by his sophisticated sense and technique. If I had to choose his most famous work, it would be “You Can’t Sit Down” which was released in 1961 and sold over a million copies. In his works as a side-man, “Live” by Donny Hathaway is one of the best which you can enjoy his stunning approach for music.[Official Website]