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Joe “Guitar” Hughes

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Houston was homebase to an extraordinary cadre of red-hot blues guitarists through the 1950s. Joe Hughes had not been as well referred to as his peers Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland, but he was a good electric bluesman using a formidable discography. Another of his Houston neighbours, Johnny “Electric guitar” Watson, lit a executing fireplace in Hughes when he was 14. Lone Superstar stalwarts T-Bone Walker and Gatemouth Dark brown also exerted their impact on Hughes’ playing. His route crossed Copeland’s circa 1953 once the two distributed vocal and electric guitar duties within a combo known as the Dukes of Tempo. Hughes offered as bandleader at an area blues joint referred to as Shady’s Playhouse from 1958 through 1963, slicing a few dispersed singles of his very own in his free time (“I CANNOT Go on IN THIS MANNER,” “Ants in my own Jeans,” “Footwear Timid”). In 1963, Hughes strike the road using the Upsetters, switching towards the make use of of Bobby “Blue” Bland in 1965 (he also documented behind the vocalist for Duke) and Al “TNT” Braggs from 1967 to 1969. An extended dry spell implemented, but Hughes finally returned towards the limelight with an excellent set for Dark Best in 1989 with If you wish to Discover These Blues (by that point, he’d placed a “Electric guitar” as his middle name, similar to his outdated pal Watson). Hughes’ after that released Texas Electric guitar Slinger, (1996, Blueseye Blues), Down & Frustrated: Harmful (1997, Munich), and THINGS LIKE That (2001, Blues Express), that have slashing mixes of blues and spirit using the ocassional firmly organized horn section and, most of all, enough axe to satisfy Hughes’ followed nickname. After half of a hundred years of playing the blues, Joe “Electric guitar” Hughes passed on on, may 20, 2003 after struggling a coronary attack.

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Full Name Joe "Guitar" Hughes
Died May 20, 2003, Houston, Texas, United States
Nationality American
Music Groups The Upsetters


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mother Hen 2012 Short Man at the Bar
Convincing Clooney 2011 Tough Guy (as Joseph Hughes)
No Saints for Sinners 2011 Lemmy (as Joseph Hughes)
Darnell Dawkins: Mouth Guitar Legend 2010 Wild Dancer
Party Down 2010 TV Series Party Guest
Mayday! Bering Sea 2010 TV Movie documentary Crewman in Rescue Pod
Momma's Redemption 2009 TV Movie Rufus (as Joseph Hughes)
Rise Above 2006 Short Tom (as Joseph Hughes)

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Disobedience 2009 Short as Joseph Hughes
Momma's Redemption 2009 TV Movie as Joseph Hughes
Rise Above 2006 Short as Joseph Hughes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Disobedience 2009 Short as Joseph Hughes
Momma's Redemption 2009 TV Movie written by - as Joseph Hughes
Rise Above 2006 Short written by - as Joseph Hughes

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Momma's Redemption 2009 TV Movie as Joseph Hughes
Rise Above 2006 Short as Joseph Hughes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Momma's Redemption 2009 TV Movie producer - as Joseph Hughes
Rise Above 2006 Short producer - as Joseph Hughes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Orgy of the Damned 2010 script supervisor - as Joseph Hughes

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